'Expensive crash': $700k Ferrari totalled in 'unfortunate' accident

A Ferrari worth more than $700,000 has been totalled during a horrific storm.

Storm Christoph has hammered parts of Britain with 200 flood warnings in place – six of which are severe weather alerts for rain and snow.

Thursday (local time) saw streets in England’s northwest flooded.

On the M621 motorway in West Yorkshire, a Ferrari was also claimed by the storm after the supercar smashed through a barrier and flipped over.

“Storm Christoph 1 - Ferrari 0,” Highways England tweeted on Tuesday.

A flipped over Ferrari is seen on the M621 in England.
This Ferrari, believed to be worth more than $700,000, has been totalled in England due to a storm. Source: Highways England

Miraculously, Highways England said the driver wasn’t injured.

The car is believed to be a Ferrari 812 Superfast which would put it in the realms of being worth about $700,000, according to CarSales.com.au.

Some 2019 models are listed for up to $850,000.

As one man on Twitter described it: “expensive crash that”.

“Wouldn't have happened in a [Ford] Fiesta,” another man tweeted.

The crash also occurred not far from a Ferrari dealership but the garage confirmed to the Northern Echo that while it was a “very unfortunate accident” the business had nothing to do with the crash.

Boris Johnson ‘very worried’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited towns in England’s northwest on Thursday to inspect the damage caused by the storm.

“Well, we're very worried, obviously, about the risk of flooding every year, and I've just come here to Didsbury, the Greater Manchester area, to thank the Environment Agency for what they're doing to prepare, but also to help people,” he said.

“As you know, overnight quite a few people - hundreds of people - got notice to leave their homes because of the risk of flooding from the Mersey. And what I'm seeing here is the amazing preparations that the Environment Agency makes.

“The way they're able to use sluice gates. The way they're able to use improvised emergency flood defences to protect homes - I think 10,000 homes in the Manchester area and the Didsbury area have been protected as a result of what they've been doing overnight."

The PM added “there will be further rain next week”.

“So it's vital that people who are in potentially affected areas follow the advice and get the Environment Agency flood alerts where they can - you can get them on an app that will let you know what's going on,” he said.

“But really I just wanted to thank the Environment Agency, the emergency services, the police, for everything that they're doing."

With Reuters

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