Super car-nage! Driver ‘laughs’ after writing-off rare £250,000 Lamborghini in crash close to primary school
A driver ‘reportedly’ laughed after writing off his £250k Lamborghini when he crashed into a tree just metres from a primary school.
One of the wheels from the bright orange sports car flew off and was reported to have narrowly missed a child and her grandfather, when the unidentified driver lost control of the 202mph supercar in Beaumont Leys, Leics.
The Lamborghini Gallardo which can reach 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds hit a tree before careering into the middle of the road and smashing into a bollard.
After smashing into a bollard, luckily, the 5.2 litre vehicle stopped just short of Buswell’s Lodge Primary School, merely metres away from a school fence.
Remarkably the driver, thought to be a young Asian man, walked away from the horror crash completely unscathed and was reported to have even ‘laughed off’ the crash telling onlookers it was ok because he’d “buy another one tomorrow”.
These shocking pictures show the aftermath of the incident, which saw the back left wheel of the 550 horse power vehicle completely ripped from its axle.
Martin Johnson, 46, of Humberstone, Leicester, was walking his granddaughter Charly Pennett, aged nine, home from school on the afternoon of March 27 when he witnessed the carnage unfold.
The horrified private security worker, who feels lucky not to have been injured, said a large wheel came bouncing through the air narrowly missing him and his granddaughter by no more than 10 feet.
He said: “We were lucky really because the large wheel came bouncing through the air at about chest height barley 10 feet away.
“Imagine if it would have hit a child, if we were there just a couple of minutes earlier it could have been a different story.
“I was quite angry at the time because I was walking my granddaughter home after picking her up from after school activities.
“As we came to the main road we heard a throaty roar which made us turn our heads and that’s when we saw this exotic orange coloured sports car come around the corner at speed.
“The driver seemed to lose control after he came off the roundabout causing him to spin the car around a couple of times and hit a nearby tree.
“As the car hit the tree one of the back wheels came off, narrowly missing us by about 10 feet.
“This was a massive wheel that could have done some serious damage.
“The kids were very very scared, but when the driver got out he was laughing and after a while started to boast that he would ‘ just go out and buy another one tomorrow’.
“I think we were very lucky that day.”
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Police received a call to a report of single vehicle road traffic collision on Strasbourg Drive.
“The vehicle involved was an orange Lamborghini Gallardo which collided with a bollard.
“There were no injuries for driver and road was closed at junction with Krefield Way and Heachem Drive while the vehicle was recovered.
“We have concluded our enquiries and there have been no arrests.”