Ferrari driver writes off £250,000 supercar after losing control on a 40mph road

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An eyewitness said: “I heard the engine roar and my husband estimated it was going at least 70mph... it was a scary one”

A Ferrari worth £250,000 was written off after a driver lost control of the supercar while travelling on a 40mph road.

The white and black model 458 – which has a top speed of 199mph – smashed into another car.

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Drivers watched on as the vehicle went across two lanes before colliding with another car and coming to rest on a grass verge.

Police, ambulance and fire crews rushed to the scene at 3.30pm on Sunday (7 November) and rushed two people to hospital.

Eyewitness: ‘It was a scary crash’


A woman who was walking on a footbridge at the time of the crash said: “I heard the engine roar and my husband estimated it was going at least 70mph.

“The driver narrowly missed one car but the second car, a white hatchback, couldn’t avoid him and they collided.

“They both ended up on the grass verge.

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“People stopped and got out of their car to check the drivers were both OK.

“The Ferrari driver appeared stuck for a while, before he was helped into an ambulance.

“It was a scary one – I just hope everyone was alright and not seriously hurt.”

The A440 near Worcester was closed for nearly an hour while the debris was cleared from the carriageway.

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‘Injuries not believed to be serious’

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 3.29pm on Sunday to reports of a road traffic collision involving two cars on the A440 in Worcester.

“We sent one ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance critical care car to the scene.

“On arrival, crews found two patients at the scene.

“Both were treated for injuries not believed to be serious and conveyed to hospital for further treatment.”

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