An idiot allegedly racing his Lotus Elise against a Porsche around Salt Lake City crashed into an oncoming car last night. Making this worse: his son was in the passenger seat, and he's the one in critical condition.

The Lotus driver apparently lost control around a corner, over-corrected and slammed straight into a BMW X5. The passengers of the BMW suffered only minor injuries, but the passengers in the Lotus were trapped for 30 minutes and had to be cut out of the roof. The 14-year-old boy was life-flighted to the hospital while the father was well enough to be taken by ambulance.

And the driver of the Porsche, of course, fled the scene until he was later stopped by deputies. The D.A. is still trying to determine what charges will be filed. (Hat Tip to Jo Schmo!)

[Photos/Story: KSL]

Lotus-Driving Father Nearly Kills Son In Street Race

Lotus-Driving Father Nearly Kills Son In Street Race

Lotus-Driving Father Nearly Kills Son In Street Race

Lotus-Driving Father Nearly Kills Son In Street Race