Bungling Student Faces 23K GBP Bill Over Ferrari Crash

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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A university student is facing an eye-watering repair bill of nearly 23,000 GBP after she crashed her scooter into a parked Ferrari while staring at the sat nav on her phone.

The third-year student surnamed Wang made a large dent in the back of the red Ferrari 488, which in China costs over 3 million RMB (343,000 GBP) after tax for a base model.

Traffic camera footage shows Wang riding down Beiguan Road in the city of Quzhou in East China’s Zhejiang Province moments before the accident on 20th February.

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Her scooter travels towards the parked supercar but she fails to either slow down or change direction before she ploughs right into the back of the vehicle.

Wang’s motorcycle helmet rolls into the road and she is left stunned and on the ground.

The Ferrari’s owner, a woman surnamed Mao, appeared a few minutes later when her company security guard alerted her to the crash.

Mao called the police.

Wang told authorities she was not familiar with the road and had been navigating with her mobile phone, causing her to take her eyes off the road.

Her motorcycle helmet had also blocked her view of the Ferrari she was approaching, she said.

The Ferrari 488’s rear bumper is made of carbon fibre and the estimated repair cost exceeds 200,000 RMB (22,900 GBP).

However, Quzhou traffic police say the Ferrari had been left illegally by the side of the road where there were no allocated parking spaces.

Both parties will be found liable, they added.

It means Wang will still have to pay for the Ferrari’s repairs – but may not have to fork out the entire sum.

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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