Story By: Joseph Golder, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
These images show a Ferrari that crashed in Germany while doing over 200 kph and the driver escaped with his life after sustaining only minor injuries despite the engine block being torn from the car.
The incident took place on the A9 motorway between Nuremberg and Berlin on Wednesday (24th June) evening.
Police spokesperson Sebastian Pfeifer said the driver was going too fast. The vehicle reportedly skidded causing it to flip over and do multiple barrel rolls.
In many motorways in Germany, there are no speed restrictions, although it is unclear if the section where the crash happened was one of the unrestricted areas.
The impact was reportedly so great that the entire engine block was torn from the luxury sports car. Other debris from the Ferrari, which looks a complete write-off, flew into the oncoming lane on the other side of the crash barrier.
The driver, unnamed in reports but who is said to be 58 years old, was incredibly lucky, escaping from the totalled vehicle “virtually unscathed”, with only minor injuries.
Emergency responder Martin Knorr told local media that the driver was “very lucky” to escape such a crash “virtually unharmed”, adding that he was “still taken to hospital as a precaution”.
Damage to the vehicle, which had been doing over 200 kph (124 mph) is believed to be in the region of 200,000 EUR (180,000 GBP).
The exact model of Ferrari is currently unclear.
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