Costly moment a driver destroys $475,000 Ferrari as he loses control on a suburban street and slams into a power pole and suffers leg injuries
- The $475,000 supercar was seen racing away from traffic lights in St Peters
- Moments later a front tyre blew out and the 2016 Ferrari 458 spun into a pole
- The driver was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by rescuers
- They escaped with minor injuries but bright red dream machine was wrecked
A driver has written off a $475,000 supercar after witnesses saw the bright red Ferrari career out of control into a power pole.
The 2016 Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe was wrecked in the crash in St Peters in Sydney’s inner west and the driver, believed to be in his 20s, trapped inside.
He and his male passenger, believed to be in his 40s, were released and taken to St George’s Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and were in a stable condition.
Passers-by saw the dream machine race away from traffic lights before one of the front tyres blew out and sent the high-powered car spinning into the pole.
The savage impact left the car a twisted pile of metal with a smashed windscreen and one of the front wheels missing.
A driver has written off a $475,000 supercar after witnesses saw the bright red Ferrari career out of control into a power pole (pictured)
‘I actually thought someone drove into the building down the bottom,’ witness Beau Smith told 7News.
‘I’ve come out to the window seen the aftermath and thought, “Oh wow”. It was just sideways and basically just hit the pole in the driver’s side door.’
All northbound and two lanes of southbound traffic on Princes Highway was diverted for an hour while salvage crews worked to clear the scene
Inspector Kay Armstrong from NSW Ambulance added: ‘Anytime we respond to an incident with patients trapped inside a motor vehicle, it’s challenging.
‘High-powered vehicles can so easily get out of control.
‘I’d ask everyone on the road to please take care.’
The driver in his 20s had to be freed from the wreckage (pictured) before he and his male passenger in his 40s were taken to hospital where they were treated for minor injuries
The savage impact left the car a twisted pile of metal with a smashed windscreen and one of the front wheels missing (pictured)