The driver of a white Lamborghini Murciélago supercar had a miraculous escape, walking away unscathed after smashing into three parked cars and a fence in Leeds city centre.
A police investigation is under way into the crash, which ripped the front and rear end off the high-powered Italian sports car – believed to be worth well in excess of £100,000 – and left two stationary vehicles “undriveable”.
The motorist was heading along Globe Road in Holbeck, in the direction of Bridgewater Place, when he lost control of the luxury car on the bend under the railway bridge just after 8am yesterday.
The vehicle then crashed into three cars parked in a lay by, including a blue Ford Focus and a Vauxhall Astra, before hitting a fence and coming to a halt.
Debris from the smash, including huge pieces of the Lamborghini, was left strewn across the road and pavement.
A city-centre worker, who heard the crash as he walked along Globe Road, told the Yorkshire Evening Post he couldn’t believe the driver walked away from the accident unhurt. He said: “I heard an almighty crash behind me and turned around to find the car stuck in the fence and smoke billowing out of it.
“I thought the driver could be seriously injured and I was ready to call an ambulance.
“I also thought the car might catch fire. Then the door opened – in that Lamborghini style – and I asked him if he was all right and he said he was fine.”
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the driver – a local man aged 31 – had reported the accident at around 8.15am.
He said: “A police investigation into the circumstances is under way.”
West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service were both called to the scene.
A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the driver was uninjured and did not need treatment.