A man was left with damaged pride after he crashed his £260,000 supercar – having had it for just an HOUR.
Pictures released by South Yorkshire Police capture the remains of a jet black Ferrari 430 Scuderia after it crashed off the side of a motorway and transformed into a fireball.
Officers said the Ferrari driver left the road in wet conditions and slid 50 metres across a field before the vehicle burst into flames near Barnsley, South Yorks.
At the scene officers revealed the driver, who survived with cuts and bruises, said ‘it was a Ferrari’ with ‘a hint of damaged pride’ – before saying he ‘only had it an hour’.
Police offices lifted the lid on the reason why motorists were stuck on at Junction 37 of the M1 earlier today after posting two pictures of the wreckage on Facebook.
South Yorkshire Police Operational Support posted:
‘Afternoon folks, were you stuck in traffic this afternoon on the M1 south around junction 37? If so, here’s why.
‘Officers were deployed to a single vehicle collision with reports that the vehicle had left the carriageway and burst in to flames.
‘Road conditions were wet at the time and as officers arrived on scene it became clear there was a vehicle well alight.
‘Colleagues from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue were in attendance squirting water all over some kind of sporty motor some 50 or so meters down a banking.
‘As we are an inquisitive bunch, we found the driver and were amazed to see he only had minor cuts and bruises!
‘Officers asked the driver what sort of car he ‘had’ to which he replied “it was a Ferrari”.
‘Detecting a sense of damaged pride he then said: “I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago”.
‘The serious part of this post: Over the past couple of weeks there has been a number of collisions where driving styles have not reflected the road & weather conditions – please take more care.
‘Ps. Here’s a couple of pictures of the previously mentioned sporty motor – for those who aren’t very knowledgeable on cars, it was a Ferrari 430 Scuderia.’