£500,000 Ferrari destroyed after driver accidentally crashes into five parked cars
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A £500,000 Ferrari SF90 was left completely destroyed after its driver lost control and smashed into five parked cars.
Richard Cullen, 50, was out in Halesowen in the red Ferrari on 25 May last year when he ‘lost control of the vehicle and veered into the opposite carriageway failing to correct the course deviation and collided into the front of a vehicle’, a court was told.
The West Midlands Fire Service said the Ferrari hit five parked vehicles and 10 firefighters attended the scene.
Thankfully there were no injuries in the crash, but images taken by emergency services after the crash show the front of the supercar, which goes from 0-124mph in 6.7 seconds, twisted and crumpled, while bits of the vehicle lie strewn across the ground.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said: “Shortly before 7.45pm on Wednesday, May 25 we responded to Hagley Road, Halesowen, where a car had been in collision with five parked vehicles.
"Two fire engines and 10 firefighters attended, from Haden Cross and Billesley fire stations. The first crew arrived five minutes after being mobilised.
"The driver of the car had left the scene before we arrived.
"We made the vehicle safe and left the incident in the hands of the police at 8.45pm."
Following the crash Cullen abandoned his smashed up motor and fled the scene, leading West Midlands Police to launch a manhunt.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “Officers attended and found the vehicle had been abandoned and no injuries were reported to us.
“We made a search of the area and spoke to a number of witnesses but were unable to locate the driver.”
Cullen was eventually arrested at his home address the following day and was charged with driving without due care and attention and failure to stop and give his details following the smash.
He initially denied any wrongdoing but changed his plea to guilty before arriving at Birmingham Magistrates Court earlier this week.
A judge bailed Cullen and the case has been adjourned until 27 February when he will be sentenced.
Last spring, a fellow Ferrari owner managed to crash his brand-new car just two miles after purchasing it. Ouch.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit shared photos of the crash car on Twitter, writing: "Derby. 1st April. Driver bought a Ferrari this morning and crashed it after driving it less than 2 miles. No injuries. #DriveToArrive."
They also clarified: "Not an April Fool. Incident 368 of 01/04/22 refers. Thanks."