A red Ferrari 599 sports car, bought for more than HK$4.5 million six years ago, was badly damaged in a collision with a truck outside Sha Tin racecourse yesterday. Its 43-year-old driver, Ho Chak-tung, escaped serious injury in the crash on an unnamed road outside the racecourse grandstand off Tai Po Road at about 8.30am. The Ferrari was travelling towards Sha Tin while the truck was in the opposite lane heading for Tai Po, according to police. "The driver claimed he lost control of his car, crossed the opposite lane and slammed into the truck while swerving right to avoid hitting an unknown animal," a police spokeswoman said. The front of the Ferrari was extensively damaged after it rammed into the right front side of the truck. Its bonnet was crumpled up and the front bumper was broken into pieces due to the impact. Debris was scattered on the road and the Ferrari's safety airbags were inflated. According to police, Ho complained of chest pain following the collision, while the truck driver, 42, was suffered slight injuries to his neck and waist. A 43-year-old passenger in the truck complained of feeling dizzy. The spokeswoman said the three men suffered minor injuries and no one was trapped. The injured - all Hongkongers - were taken to the nearby Prince of Wales Hospital for treatment. A government spokesman said yesterday the three men were in stable condition. Police said the two drivers passed a breathalyser test. No one was arrested, and officers from the New Territories South traffic unit are investigating. The Ferrari was bought by Great City International Investment Limited for HK$4.56 million in 2009, according to car registration records. Companies Registry records show that Wang Jiangang, who holds a mainland Chinese passport, was the sole director of the firm before it was dissolved in September 2012. The company was registered again in May 2013, with Yang Xuehua as the sole director.