Driver to­tals Fer­rari hour af­ter pur­chase

Penticton Herald - - WORLD -

LON­DON — A Bri­tish driver has sur­vived a ma­jor crash in his Fer­rari, an hour af­ter he bought it. Lo­cal po­lice called it a “mir­a­cle es­cape,” but the car was not so lucky.

South York­shire Po­lice posted Twit­ter pho­tos of the smok­ing, wrecked car, say­ing it “went air­borne (and) burst into flames” be­side a high­way in north­ern Eng­land.

The Fer­rari 430 Scud­e­ria, worth about $260,000 new, ended up a burn­ing heap in a field.

The po­lice said in a Face­book state­ment that the driver “only had mi­nor cuts and bruises” af­ter Thurs­day’s smash, but they also de­tected “a sense of dam­aged pride.”

The force said the driver told of­fi­cers: “I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago.”

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