Brand new Lamborghini worth £200,000 wrecked in motorway crash 20 minutes into first trip

Andy WellsFreelance Writer
Yahoo News UK
Pictures of the remains of the sports car were posted on social media after the shunt on the M1. (WYP Roads Policing Unit/PA)
Pictures of the remains of the sports car were posted on social media after the shunt on the M1. (WYP Roads Policing Unit/PA)

The owner of a supercar worth an estimated £200,000 has been left counting the cost after it was wrecked in a motorway crash.

West Yorkshire Police posted pictures of the remains of the brand new Lamborghini on social media after the crash on the M1 near Wakefield on Wednesday.

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Officers said the driver of the sports car stopped in the outside lane due to some kind of mechanical breakdown and was subsequently hit by a van from behind.

The brand new supercar is estimated to be worth £200,000. (WYP Roads Policing Unit/PA)
The brand new supercar is estimated to be worth £200,000. (WYP Roads Policing Unit/PA)

As if that wasn’t bad enough for the car owner, the vehicle was just 20 minutes old.

The force said on Twitter: "M1 Ossett today – It's only a car!

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“But on this occasion a 20 minute old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due mechanical failure in lane 3 them hit from behind by an innocent motorist #couldhavecried.”

The dark grey supercar’s £200,000 price tag is a sum which could buy you a detached house in that part of West Yorkshire.

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