A motor-mad dad was left with a fractured spine after a failed charity stunt saw his vehicle slam into a group of cars and smashed onto the ground.
Callum Mchale, 24, was left in “excruciating pain” after the horrific accident at Buxton Raceway last week where he attempted to impress his son by jumping roughly 80 ft (24m).
Shocking footage of the incident shows Callum circling the oval racetrack in his Ford Focus before launching off a ramp and ploughing into the stationary cars below.
The fabricator admitted he was “terrified” before the jump but wanted to show his two-year-old boy “what Daddy can do on track” and raise money for charity.
After landing 15ft (4.5m) short, he spent ten days in hospital where he said he felt as though he’d “failed his family” and now plans to hang up his racing gloves for good.
He said: “I was terrified because it’s the first time my partner and my son had seen me behind the wheel on a racetrack, and I just wanted everything to go right.
“My two-year-old son is obsessed with racing, and I just thought I’d show them what Daddy can do on track, basically, as well as raise more money for charity.
“Just before the car landed, I knew there was something wrong. I hit the ramp and I just literally had the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life.
“I have decided to not go out on a racetrack again because if anything was to happen again in the future, I’d feel really selfish.”