R1m critter-saving Ferrari wrecked

2012-04-11 09:08

MUNICH, Germany - A woodland critter escaped unharmed after a supercar swerved to avoid it, the same could not be said for the now wrecked R1-million Ferrari.

According to the DailyMail, Joerg Daecher was driving home in his Ferrari Testarossa in Germany when he spotted a hedgehog in his headlights.

Daecher swerved to avoid hitting the animal but his Ferrari slid on the wet ground and smashed into a crash barrier near Eschershausen in Lower Saxony. The hedgehog got away unscathed but Daecher was left with a R380000 repair bill following their encounter.

The damage pales in comparision to the R31-million supercar pile-up in Japan 2011. The smash involved eight Ferraris, three Mercedes, a Lamborghini and a Nissan Skyline travelling in convoy. A Toyota Prius was also damaged in the crash.

The sports cars crashed on the Chugoku Expressway in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

  • christo.stone - 2012-04-11 09:41

    This guy deserves a to have his car fixed for free just for not hitting the hedgehog :)

      Colin - 2012-04-11 15:03

      in fact he should have the testarossa scrapped and get himself a 599.

  • Mogo - 2012-04-11 11:22

    This deserves a Bells... Fortunately he didn't hit any other cars, pedestrians or cyclists. Swerving to avoid a bird or animal can often have bad consequences, but fortunately the only thing injured was his pride.

  • mnbain - 2012-04-11 13:01

    That's the reason he gave the insurance company ;-)

  • sstoutgat - 2012-06-15 15:52

    That's not a Testarossa it's a 512m and is worth more than only one million rand

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