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£230k Ferrari write-off after hitting tree near Haslingden

Lancashire Telegraph: £230k Ferrari write-off after hitting tree near Haslingden £230k Ferrari write-off after hitting tree near Haslingden

A FERRARI worth £230,000 was written off when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the Haslingden Bypass.

The driver of the Ferrari FF escaped unharmed after careering up the embankment on the southbound carriageway of the A56 between Haslingden and Edenfield.

The car travelled around 20 yards up the grass verge before hitting a tree and knocking it down.

The supercar, which has a V12 engine, 651 break horse power, and a top speed of 203mph, was the only vehicle involved in Sunday morning’s crash.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “There will be no further involvement from the police.”

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8:54am Tue 4 Mar 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Oh dear what a waste of a nice car.
Oh dear what a waste of a nice car. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 11

9:11am Tue 4 Mar 14

Shorty Medlocke says...

BRAKE horse power!
BRAKE horse power! Shorty Medlocke
  • Score: 34

9:12am Tue 4 Mar 14

HarryBosch says...

I'm sure that the driver and their family will be very relieved that they escaped unharmed from the incident! How does one loose control with no other vehicles involved on, what, on a Sunday morning, must have been a very quiet road? One can only speculate that inappropriate speed was a factor. I personally don't see any need to own vehicles with a capability of achieving speeds in excess of 200mph in a country with a maximum speed limit of 70mph. However, it's a free country, and if people want to flaunt their wealth by owning such a vehicle then they are free to do so. But along with that freedom comes responsibilities. The responsibility to drive at an appropriate speed and a responsibility to respect the rights and lives of other motorists not being the least. But I'm left feeling a bit baffled why the police are choosing not to take any further action.
I'm sure that the driver and their family will be very relieved that they escaped unharmed from the incident! How does one loose control with no other vehicles involved on, what, on a Sunday morning, must have been a very quiet road? One can only speculate that inappropriate speed was a factor. I personally don't see any need to own vehicles with a capability of achieving speeds in excess of 200mph in a country with a maximum speed limit of 70mph. However, it's a free country, and if people want to flaunt their wealth by owning such a vehicle then they are free to do so. But along with that freedom comes responsibilities. The responsibility to drive at an appropriate speed and a responsibility to respect the rights and lives of other motorists not being the least. But I'm left feeling a bit baffled why the police are choosing not to take any further action. HarryBosch
  • Score: 55

10:09am Tue 4 Mar 14

midas says...

HarryBosch wrote:
I'm sure that the driver and their family will be very relieved that they escaped unharmed from the incident! How does one loose control with no other vehicles involved on, what, on a Sunday morning, must have been a very quiet road? One can only speculate that inappropriate speed was a factor. I personally don't see any need to own vehicles with a capability of achieving speeds in excess of 200mph in a country with a maximum speed limit of 70mph. However, it's a free country, and if people want to flaunt their wealth by owning such a vehicle then they are free to do so. But along with that freedom comes responsibilities. The responsibility to drive at an appropriate speed and a responsibility to respect the rights and lives of other motorists not being the least. But I'm left feeling a bit baffled why the police are choosing not to take any further action.
Why are you baffled? You seem quite happy to speculate, knowing nothing more than is written in this paper! Just make it up.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: I'm sure that the driver and their family will be very relieved that they escaped unharmed from the incident! How does one loose control with no other vehicles involved on, what, on a Sunday morning, must have been a very quiet road? One can only speculate that inappropriate speed was a factor. I personally don't see any need to own vehicles with a capability of achieving speeds in excess of 200mph in a country with a maximum speed limit of 70mph. However, it's a free country, and if people want to flaunt their wealth by owning such a vehicle then they are free to do so. But along with that freedom comes responsibilities. The responsibility to drive at an appropriate speed and a responsibility to respect the rights and lives of other motorists not being the least. But I'm left feeling a bit baffled why the police are choosing not to take any further action.[/p][/quote]Why are you baffled? You seem quite happy to speculate, knowing nothing more than is written in this paper! Just make it up. midas
  • Score: -28

10:28am Tue 4 Mar 14

keybo5 says...

Wasn,t Jeremy Clarkson was it?
Wasn,t Jeremy Clarkson was it? keybo5
  • Score: 7

11:08am Tue 4 Mar 14

HarryBosch says...

Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process.
Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.
Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process. Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver. HarryBosch
  • Score: 59

11:11am Tue 4 Mar 14

ste220 says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process. Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.
i agree harry, BUT speculation is not enough to charge somebody with an offence. the small detail of proof is required.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process. Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.[/p][/quote]i agree harry, BUT speculation is not enough to charge somebody with an offence. the small detail of proof is required. ste220
  • Score: 6

11:43am Tue 4 Mar 14

HarwoodBiker says...

Drove past this after it happened. If it was a single vehicle accident then why was there also a blue Honda Jazz on a recovery truck with the front smashed in?
Drove past this after it happened. If it was a single vehicle accident then why was there also a blue Honda Jazz on a recovery truck with the front smashed in? HarwoodBiker
  • Score: 11

11:45am Tue 4 Mar 14

ste220 says...

im a bit puzzled how the tree and slide marks on the grass are in front of the accident as if it happened in the opposite direction.
im a bit puzzled how the tree and slide marks on the grass are in front of the accident as if it happened in the opposite direction. ste220
  • Score: -3

12:54pm Tue 4 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

probably driven by a Blackburn benefit cheat.
probably driven by a Blackburn benefit cheat. shirtbox
  • Score: -2

1:20pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Plodder laner says...

Four wheel drive technological marvel of a car, unfortunately anyone with the money can get one. The marks don't fit with the location in the photo because it has been retrieved from the location it ended up for recovery, the Honda could be from another job earlier. I'd love to plug into the OBD on board diagnostics to see what it was doing in the critical seconds before it stopped.
Four wheel drive technological marvel of a car, unfortunately anyone with the money can get one. The marks don't fit with the location in the photo because it has been retrieved from the location it ended up for recovery, the Honda could be from another job earlier. I'd love to plug into the OBD on board diagnostics to see what it was doing in the critical seconds before it stopped. Plodder laner
  • Score: 6

1:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

ste220 says...

only 4 wheel drive in low gears though. ;)
only 4 wheel drive in low gears though. ;) ste220
  • Score: -2

4:37pm Tue 4 Mar 14

oneinmillion says...

keybo5 wrote:
Wasn,t Jeremy Clarkson was it?
no, they was training the new stig
[quote][p][bold]keybo5[/bold] wrote: Wasn,t Jeremy Clarkson was it?[/p][/quote]no, they was training the new stig oneinmillion
  • Score: 0

4:39pm Tue 4 Mar 14

GracesDad says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process.
Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.
So no possibility of an animal running out in front of the car then?

As Midas points out, pure speculation!!
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process. Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.[/p][/quote]So no possibility of an animal running out in front of the car then? As Midas points out, pure speculation!! GracesDad
  • Score: 6

4:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

maybe the tree jumped out! Who cares
maybe the tree jumped out! Who cares DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 12

6:34pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Just an observer says...

Can they save the tree???? i liked that tree
Can they save the tree???? i liked that tree Just an observer
  • Score: 17

7:41pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Just an observer says...

Time to contact we buy any car me thinks
Time to contact we buy any car me thinks Just an observer
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Copperhead says...

Can't see the point of such a car to be honest.
I've owned " sporty " vehicles and find them impractical and uncomfortable.
Still, it's up the owner really - if they can afford to buy it and run it then it's their choice.
Speed limits in the UK are far too low and exist for one reason only - to generate revenue from speeding fines.
Governments don't really care about public safety - they care about reducing costs ( ie., NHS costs incurred because of car accidents ) and they care about control - in other words forcing us to do their will because that's what having power is all about.
I would never buy a Ferrari as that sort of car just doesn't appeal to me to me but I hope those that DO like them continue to buy them and exceed our ludicrously low speed limits whenever they can. People MUST fight the law, the police, the judiciary and politicians whenever they can for the simple reason that the law, this country, our freedom and our way of living belong to US and NOT to them.
WE pay their wages - they DON'T pay ours.
WE elect them - THEY don't elect us.
They seek to control us and the way we live, even the way we think.
They must be resisted at every opportunity.
Can't see the point of such a car to be honest. I've owned " sporty " vehicles and find them impractical and uncomfortable. Still, it's up the owner really - if they can afford to buy it and run it then it's their choice. Speed limits in the UK are far too low and exist for one reason only - to generate revenue from speeding fines. Governments don't really care about public safety - they care about reducing costs ( ie., NHS costs incurred because of car accidents ) and they care about control - in other words forcing us to do their will because that's what having power is all about. I would never buy a Ferrari as that sort of car just doesn't appeal to me to me but I hope those that DO like them continue to buy them and exceed our ludicrously low speed limits whenever they can. People MUST fight the law, the police, the judiciary and politicians whenever they can for the simple reason that the law, this country, our freedom and our way of living belong to US and NOT to them. WE pay their wages - they DON'T pay ours. WE elect them - THEY don't elect us. They seek to control us and the way we live, even the way we think. They must be resisted at every opportunity. Copperhead
  • Score: -7

9:25am Wed 5 Mar 14

midas says...

HarryBosch wrote:
Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process. Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.
The driver had a heart attack and collapsed at the wheel. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: Don't need to make it up midas, the facts are all there. Single vehicle accident on a single carriageway at a quiet time screams driver error. As marvellously technological as this vehicle is, it hasn't suddenly decided, of its own volition, to go for a scenic drive up the embankment. So long as examples of bad and dangerous driving go unpunished the law abiding motorists are put at risk. It's just fortunate that this driver hasn't taken some other innocent party out in the process. Accidents don't just happen. Babies and toddlers have accidents. Whenever a vehicle is involved there is always a cause and that cause is usually the driver.[/p][/quote]The driver had a heart attack and collapsed at the wheel. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital. midas
  • Score: 2

10:19am Wed 5 Mar 14

frank says...

Copperhead wrote:
Can't see the point of such a car to be honest.
I've owned " sporty " vehicles and find them impractical and uncomfortable.
Still, it's up the owner really - if they can afford to buy it and run it then it's their choice.
Speed limits in the UK are far too low and exist for one reason only - to generate revenue from speeding fines.
Governments don't really care about public safety - they care about reducing costs ( ie., NHS costs incurred because of car accidents ) and they care about control - in other words forcing us to do their will because that's what having power is all about.
I would never buy a Ferrari as that sort of car just doesn't appeal to me to me but I hope those that DO like them continue to buy them and exceed our ludicrously low speed limits whenever they can. People MUST fight the law, the police, the judiciary and politicians whenever they can for the simple reason that the law, this country, our freedom and our way of living belong to US and NOT to them.
WE pay their wages - they DON'T pay ours.
WE elect them - THEY don't elect us.
They seek to control us and the way we live, even the way we think.
They must be resisted at every opportunity.
so you're quite happy for someone to take your advice, drive through town at 80mph and slaughter a member of your family? (assuming you have family)

just to prove a point?
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Can't see the point of such a car to be honest. I've owned " sporty " vehicles and find them impractical and uncomfortable. Still, it's up the owner really - if they can afford to buy it and run it then it's their choice. Speed limits in the UK are far too low and exist for one reason only - to generate revenue from speeding fines. Governments don't really care about public safety - they care about reducing costs ( ie., NHS costs incurred because of car accidents ) and they care about control - in other words forcing us to do their will because that's what having power is all about. I would never buy a Ferrari as that sort of car just doesn't appeal to me to me but I hope those that DO like them continue to buy them and exceed our ludicrously low speed limits whenever they can. People MUST fight the law, the police, the judiciary and politicians whenever they can for the simple reason that the law, this country, our freedom and our way of living belong to US and NOT to them. WE pay their wages - they DON'T pay ours. WE elect them - THEY don't elect us. They seek to control us and the way we live, even the way we think. They must be resisted at every opportunity.[/p][/quote]so you're quite happy for someone to take your advice, drive through town at 80mph and slaughter a member of your family? (assuming you have family) just to prove a point? frank
  • Score: 2

5:35pm Wed 5 Mar 14

STORM 2 says...

Astonished by the amount of brotherly love and concern for the driver here.....we really do hate people who have money don't we?
Astonished by the amount of brotherly love and concern for the driver here.....we really do hate people who have money don't we? STORM 2
  • Score: 3

6:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

mrcool says...

HarwoodBiker wrote:
Drove past this after it happened. If it was a single vehicle accident then why was there also a blue Honda Jazz on a recovery truck with the front smashed in?
Maybe the Honda had been picked up from another job? There's nothing to state that the recovery truck has to come completely empty to a job. It may have already been on the back of the truck.
[quote][p][bold]HarwoodBiker[/bold] wrote: Drove past this after it happened. If it was a single vehicle accident then why was there also a blue Honda Jazz on a recovery truck with the front smashed in?[/p][/quote]Maybe the Honda had been picked up from another job? There's nothing to state that the recovery truck has to come completely empty to a job. It may have already been on the back of the truck. mrcool
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

maz;0) says...

His rich daddy will buy him another one ..lets hope the next time he rolls a car he doesn't hurt or kill anyone else !! Spoilt brat. Lol
His rich daddy will buy him another one ..lets hope the next time he rolls a car he doesn't hurt or kill anyone else !! Spoilt brat. Lol maz;0)
  • Score: -1

9:21pm Wed 5 Mar 14

mys says...

Wow what a lot of nasty jealous comments being made,if this is a pure accident then there won't be any charges made and I hope the driver is ok,on the other hand if this accident has happened because of a stupid selfish act the driver needs prosecuting whether he/she has money or not,just thank god no other innocent person was hurt, and can I just say, you can't believe everything that reporters print because half the time they don't get there facts right and the rest of the time they print rubbish.
Wow what a lot of nasty jealous comments being made,if this is a pure accident then there won't be any charges made and I hope the driver is ok,on the other hand if this accident has happened because of a stupid selfish act the driver needs prosecuting whether he/she has money or not,just thank god no other innocent person was hurt, and can I just say, you can't believe everything that reporters print because half the time they don't get there facts right and the rest of the time they print rubbish. mys
  • Score: 5

12:38am Thu 6 Mar 14

choozay123 says...

The guy who owns this Ferrari is also the owner of a multi million pound business. Accrol papers blackburn
The guy who owns this Ferrari is also the owner of a multi million pound business. Accrol papers blackburn choozay123
  • Score: 10

12:43pm Thu 20 Mar 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

I LOVE THE JEALOUSY FROM THE BLACKBURN LOOOSERS GOSH GET A GRIP YA SAD HEADS
I LOVE THE JEALOUSY FROM THE BLACKBURN LOOOSERS GOSH GET A GRIP YA SAD HEADS BURNLEYITE40
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Thu 20 Mar 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

Copperhead wrote:
Can't see the point of such a car to be honest.
I've owned " sporty " vehicles and find them impractical and uncomfortable.
Still, it's up the owner really - if they can afford to buy it and run it then it's their choice.
Speed limits in the UK are far too low and exist for one reason only - to generate revenue from speeding fines.
Governments don't really care about public safety - they care about reducing costs ( ie., NHS costs incurred because of car accidents ) and they care about control - in other words forcing us to do their will because that's what having power is all about.
I would never buy a Ferrari as that sort of car just doesn't appeal to me to me but I hope those that DO like them continue to buy them and exceed our ludicrously low speed limits whenever they can. People MUST fight the law, the police, the judiciary and politicians whenever they can for the simple reason that the law, this country, our freedom and our way of living belong to US and NOT to them.
WE pay their wages - they DON'T pay ours.
WE elect them - THEY don't elect us.
They seek to control us and the way we live, even the way we think.
They must be resisted at every opportunity.
I SORTA AGREE WIV YA
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: Can't see the point of such a car to be honest. I've owned " sporty " vehicles and find them impractical and uncomfortable. Still, it's up the owner really - if they can afford to buy it and run it then it's their choice. Speed limits in the UK are far too low and exist for one reason only - to generate revenue from speeding fines. Governments don't really care about public safety - they care about reducing costs ( ie., NHS costs incurred because of car accidents ) and they care about control - in other words forcing us to do their will because that's what having power is all about. I would never buy a Ferrari as that sort of car just doesn't appeal to me to me but I hope those that DO like them continue to buy them and exceed our ludicrously low speed limits whenever they can. People MUST fight the law, the police, the judiciary and politicians whenever they can for the simple reason that the law, this country, our freedom and our way of living belong to US and NOT to them. WE pay their wages - they DON'T pay ours. WE elect them - THEY don't elect us. They seek to control us and the way we live, even the way we think. They must be resisted at every opportunity.[/p][/quote]I SORTA AGREE WIV YA BURNLEYITE40
  • Score: -1

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