Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Picture Credit: CEN/@PCYBOMGDL
This was the bizarre scene after a Ferrari sports car was photographed looking as if it had emerged unscathed after smashing into a huge tree.
The pictures show the Ferrari 488 GTB seen from the front and apparently unscathed after the collision with the tree in the city of Guadalajara, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
The thick trunk of the tree had been neatly snapped at the base and the rest of the tree has then toppled on the vehicle.
However only when the car is viewed from the other side does the story start to become clear.
These show that while front of the 7-million-MXN (283,000-GBP) sports car is almost untouched – apart from the tree in its windscreen – the back of the Ferrari had suffered massive damage.
As the owner had vanished it was not possible to question them as to the circumstances, however, investigators are speculating that the powerful sports car somehow span into the tree, hitting it with its rear end.
The force of the collision severed the tree at the base, with the top then toppling on the car.
Firefighters confirmed they arrived at the scene to find the Ferrari abandoned in the street.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, while the driver of the Ferrari has not yet been identified.
Police are also looking into whether another vehicle might have been involved.
Netizen ‘Juan Gonzalez Gonzalez’ said: “From the quick escape, I’m betting he’s the son of a politician.”.
And ‘Javier Gomez’ added: “He ran to hide so daddy won’t scold him, I guess? Yes, of course, he’ll report it as stolen…”
The Ferrari 488 GTB was named Supercar of the Year 2015 by the Top Gear car magazine, as well as Motor Trend’s 2017 Best Driver’s Car.
Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city, is famous for its tequila and mariachi music.