It was a Ferrari 430 Scuderia. The car, “veered off the M1 motorway near junction 37, careered 50 metres down a bank.” That’s not all that happened though. You see, the car burst into flames soon after.
I know I keep saying it but, what’s even worse, is that the guy wasn’t speeding. “Officers do not believe excess speed was a contributory factor in this collision.” I’d file this under “even worse” because if it has to go, it should go with a bang — a metaphorical bang not a physical bang, although the latter did actually happen.
It must have been (British accent please) the bloody British weather. “Road conditions were wet at the time and as officers arrived on scene it became clear there was a vehicle well alight and colleagues from South Yorkshire fire and rescue were in attendance squirting water all over some kind of sporty motor some 50 or so metres down a banking.”
“I’ve only just got it, picked it up an hour ago,” he then confessed. Nothing was reported of the officers’ reactions. However, there must have been a few “There, there” and “Buck up, sir” in very formal English.
“Police said the driver had been very lucky. ‘Over the past couple of weeks there has been a number of collisions where driving styles have not reflected the road and weather conditions,’ they said. ‘Please take more care!’”
Now look, it can be hard to sympathize with sports car drivers. These are the people who run past us Road Runner-like style and make us feel like our car is a piece of shit. And yes, it usually is, but that’s still not an excuse to make us feel bad.