Brand new Lamborghini wrecked in M1 crash near Wakefield - just '20 minutes' after purchase

A brand new Lamborghini has been wrecked in a crash on the M1 near Wakefield, just '20 minutes' after it was purchased.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 6:43 pm

The crash happened just after 1pm today (Wednesday) on the southbound carriageway between Junction 40 at Flushdyke and Junction 39 at Durkar.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the Lamborghini and a van had collided, leaving the van driver with head injuries which are not believed to be serious.

West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit (RPU) tweeted a picture of the damage to the sports car - which is believed to be worth around £200,000.

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The crash happened on the M1 near Wakefield (Photo: PC Richard Whiteley @jaffa571)

The RPU tweeted: "It’s only a car! But on this occasion a 20-minute-old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due mechanical failure in lane three, then hit from behind [by a vehicle] #couldhavecried"

The crash caused major delays on the southbound carriageway which was closed for the vehicles to be recovered.

All lanes were reopened by 2.50pm.

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