Groom crashes £240,000 Ferrari rented for the big day


Photo credit: Lancashire Road Police
A just-married groom made the mistake of a lifetime after crashing a £240,000 Ferrari he'd rented for the big day.

Usman Ali and wife Sakina Parveen had rented the supercar for their wedding day, putting down a £5,000 deposit for the privilege.

However, not everything went to plan. Ali reportedly got his foot caught on the car's floor mat and, in doing so, also accidentally pressed the vehicle's accelerator rather than the brake – launching the supercar into the front of a terraced house in Burnley.

It is reported that the crash will cost Ali around £25,000 – a combination of the money lost on the deposit and the car's insurance excess.

Thankfully, no one was injured during the crash.

A friend of Ali told the Daily Mail: "He's a good lad and he works hard, but I don't think he had enough experience driving this sort of car.

"It's a rear-wheel drive and has 500 or so horsepower, so it's not easy to get the hand of straight away.

"He'd put a £5,000 deposit on it and there's going to be a hefty excess to pay. He lives in a large Muslim community and they always seem to rent fancy cars for big events."

Ferrari crumples after hitting wall in front of house in Burnley, UK

The car is said to belong to Birmingham-based Platinum Executive Travel, which is owned by self-dubbed 'Lord' Aleem Iqbal.

He tweeted: "Thanks for all the kind messages. I wasn't at the wheel, and nobody was injured that's the main thing, have had a lot worse in the business."

A spokesman for Lancashire Police added: "We were called around 12.40pm on Sunday, April 17, after reports of a collision on Abel Street in Burnley.

"Officers attended and found a white Ferrari spider car had collided with a wall. The male driver, 25, was uninjured. No arrests were made."