Picture Credit: CEN/@Netcare911 & CEN/@EMER_G_MED
Paramedics were stunned to see a lucky Ferrari California driver escape without a scratch after crashing the expensive sports car into a lamppost leaving it virtually ripped in two.
His passenger, a woman, suffered non-critical injuries in the accident in South Africa’s largest city of Johannesburg in the north-western province of Gauteng.
Rescuers were reportedly astonished neither of the couple were dead given the state of the red Ferrari, believed to be worth at least 150,000 GBP and which, as these pictures show, had its front end almost torn away from the rest of the vehicle.
Shawn Herbst, a spokesman for the Netcare healthcare company, said the driver of the Ferrari had lost control in wet weather.
He confirmed the driver was not injured in the accident while the woman suffered only moderate injuries.
Neither of the couple have been identified. The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken by ambulance to hospital.
Pictures of the smashed up supercar have been making a big impression after they were shared on social media.
Netizen ‘VanessaTodorova’ noted: “Such a shame this happened to such a beautiful, sexy machine”, while ‘Tony de Andrade’ joked: “Just a bit of polish and all will be fine.”
‘PigSpotter’ commented: “Perhaps courts ordered a 50/50 split in a divorce settlement…”, prompting ‘Paledian’ to reply: “The accident itself is sad but this tweet is hella funny.”
The accident happened in the affluent Sandton area of Johannesburg which has become the new financial district of South Africa in recent years.
The Ferrari is reported to be a California model, although the generation was not reported. The base price of a Ferrari California is approximately 200,000 USD (150,000).