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Man Writes Off £30,000 Mitsubishi Sports Car Two Days After Winning It

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Man Writes Off £30,000 Mitsubishi Sports Car Two Days After Winning It

An unfortunate driver managed to completely write off a £30,000 sports car just two days after winning it in a prize draw.

Adam Griffiths bagged the Mitsubishi Evo IX in a competition run by Dream Car Giveaways, but got himself into an accident that left the car completely screwed just two days later.

Now, he's hit out at online trolls who have been abusing him and even contacted his mother to tell her they wished he'd died in the crash.

Fortunately, Adam and the other person in the car only suffered minor injuries.

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The 27-year-old has accepted the collision was his fault, and has since had to delete his social media accounts because of the abuse.

Credit: Dream Car Giveaways
Credit: Dream Car Giveaways

Adam, who is from Rhydyfelin in South Wales, told Wales Online: "It's my fault, I hurt myself in this crash and I've got to deal with the consequences.

"I'm just lucky that my passenger was able to walk away - the car can be replaced but some things can't."

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He added: "I've had people harassing me, people contacting my mother saying I should die and stuff.

"It's all because I won the car. If I had paid £25,000 for it and this had happened no one would be interested.

"I was breathalysed, drug tested and everything at the scene. People are saying I didn't have insurance and ran away from the scene and stuff. It's just not true. I have the full documentation and everything."

Credit: South Wales Police
Credit: South Wales Police
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A spokesperson for South Wales Police said: "Emergency services were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision which happened on Cardiff Road, Glyntaff, Pontypridd.

"The driver and male passenger suffered minor injuries.

"The 27 year-old local man who was driving the car has been reported for driving without due care and attention."

The car was then confirmed to have been the same Mitsubishi Evo IX - capable of speeds upwards of 160 miles per hour - that had been given away by Dream Car Giveaways only a short time before.

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Credit: South Wales Police
Credit: South Wales Police

A spokesperson for the company said: "All our cars are thoroughly serviced prior to being collected by winners.

"The Evo won by Adam on Monday night was given an MOT the day before collection, as well as being provided with a winner's sheet urging caution when handling a high powered vehicle.

"We've spoken to Adam and were relieved to hear he is OK after what looks like a terrible accident."

Featured Image Credit: Dream Car Giveaways

Topics: UK News, Wales, Cars

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