This high-powered sports car was badly damaged after it came off the road and slammed through railings last night.

A male driver and a passenger suffered superficial injuries in the crash, but the car was less fortunate.

The pair were taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary by ambulance as a precaution.

The yellow five-litre £120,000 Lamborghini Gallardo was on hire from Monaco Prestige Autos when the driver, a young man, was involved in the accident in Shipley Airedale Road in Bradford city centre at around 7pm.

Police cordoned off the Wakefield Road-bound inside lane, outside the Yorkshire Building Society building for an hour while the car was hoisted from where it had come to a stop on the pavement onto the back of a recovery truck.

Majid Zaman, of the car hire firm, said: "It was a young lad who was driving it, all I know is that it was travelling and ended up like this."