"Both cars subsequently caught fire."
A Lamborghini belonging to Lord Aleem’s family firm burst into flames after it was involved in a horrific motorway crash.
The £270,000 Lamborghini Aventador and a Mazda CX5 collided on the M62 at around 5:05 pm on August 22, 2022.
Both vehicles caught fire.
A passenger in the Lamborghini was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and were also in hospital.
The identities of those involved were not known.
The purple SVJ Coupe belonged to Lord Aleem’s family firm, Platinum Executive Travel, which is based off Coventry Road in Yardley.
The supercar hire company confirmed that the vehicle belonged to them, saying:
“It was one of our vehicles, we do not want to talk about it.”
The incident closed the motorway at Junction 25 until 5 am on August 23.
West Yorkshire Police said:
“Police are appealing for witnesses after a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the M62 in which a passenger in one of the cars suffered life-threatening injuries.
“The collision happened at around 5:05 pm yesterday afternoon (22/8) between the sliproads at junction 25 of the westbound carriageway, near Brighouse, and involved a Lamborghini Aventador and a Mazda CX5.
“The Lamborghini entered the motorway at junction 25 while the Mazda was already travelling on the motorway when the collision happened.
“Both cars subsequently caught fire.
“An adult male passenger travelling in the Lamborghini suffered life-threatening injuries and is being treated in hospital.
“Both drivers suffered minor injuries and are also being treated in hospital.”
The “genuinely unique” Aventador features on the company’s portfolio and on the website, the car’s profile read:
“A limited edition carbon fibre speed demon. This supercar hire will provide you with the thrills and adrenaline rushes that you wouldn’t expect, with its unique design and cutting edge technology.”
This is not the first time one of Lord Aleem’s fleet of luxury cars has been destroyed.
In 2014, a £340,000 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster was leased out for a wedding. But just hours later, it was firebombed outside a house in Luton.
Lord Aleem later called the attack a “vile act of jealousy” targeting the wedding family.
Days later, two Audi R8 Spyder supercars and a Bentley Flying Spur were destroyed in another suspected arson attack.
They were set on fire near Platinum Executive Travel’s Yardley showroom.
A West Midlands Police spokesperson previously said they were investigating the suspected arson attack at the Holiday Inn Express Car Park on Coventry Road.
In 2015, a groom crashed a £240,000 Ferrari after driving into the front of a terraced house.