Two Passengers In A Supercar Have A Lucky Escape When They Survive A Crash In A 200mph McLaren
A McLaren supercar, which is most definitely not named after perennially sacked top-tier/Championship football manager Steve McClaren (because of the spelling, mainly), has found itself up shit creek after its drivers crashed it on a country road.
The McLaren 570S has a max speed of 203.8mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, which is much faster than the Rover Metro I drove as a teenager, though I once went down the wrong side of the road which is badasssss/stupid.
The car burst into a ball of flames and became a twisted wreck (like most former Big Brother contestants). But, miraculously, the two occupants escaped relatively unscathed. Though described as "walking wounded", the two emerged from the incident with only minor injuries and are lucky.
The orange car costs around £145,300 ($188,300) (who in the name of God would fork out that kind of dollar and choose orange?) and the driver was driving in the early hours of the morning when hitting a house and telegraph pole near Trowbridge, a town close to Bath.
Pictures provided by the fire service show the charred remains of the pricey sports car, which ended up buried beneath a brick wall. Fortunately, the driver and passenger were able to escape before it caught on fire.
A fire crew put out the blaze while a rescue unit was called to support the damaged house, but the car itself ended up going to vehicular heaven, sadly.
In a statement, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Trowbridge Fire Station attended an incident involving a McLaren that crashed into a building on Yarnbrook Road.
"Crews found the occupants had been released prior to their arrival and the vehicle was alight. Fire was extinguished and made safe."
How fast the passengers were travelling has not been disclosed. They would have their responses to thank for their lucky escape as the human body reacts a hell of a lot faster than we even realise.
Our neural impulse speed ranges (most probably) somewhere between 200mph and 266mph, meaning that even if we're travelling faster than we can generally comprehend, our body is still doing some mental maths at extreme speeds, which may explain why a number of speed freaks (and Premier League footballers) have survived high-speed crashes over the years. Still, dull as it is, probably best not to take risks if you're on the road. Better still, if you're going to do it, make sure it's not in an orange car.
Words: Ronan O'Shea
Featured Image Credit: SWNS