Ferrari owner crashes into front garden over 'issue with his accelerator'

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The Ferrari 458 Spider crashed in Bath, Somerset. See SWNS copy SWFERRARI: These shocking photographs show the trail of destruction caused when a Ferrari supercar ploughed into the front garden of a suburban house. The Ferrari 458 Spider, worth around £200,000,  left a roundabout, crossed the pavement and ended up wedged in a bush.It knocked down two bollards and sustained some damage in the process, in Bath, Somerset, at 7.40am on Saturday.

The owner of a £200,000 Ferrari supercar has likely been left red-faced, after he smashed the vehicle into a Bath home's front garden in the early hours of the morning.

The Ferrari 458 Spider left the road at the Bathford roundabout and ended up in the front garden, with the driver claiming there was an 'issue with his accelerator.'


The Ferrari 458 Spider crashed in Bath, Somerset. See SWNS copy SWFERRARI: These shocking photographs show the trail of destruction caused when a Ferrari supercar ploughed into the front garden of a suburban house. The Ferrari 458 Spider, worth around £200,000,  left a roundabout, crossed the pavement and ended up wedged in a bush.It knocked down two bollards and sustained some damage in the process, in Bath, Somerset, at 7.40am on Saturday.

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The owner of the house told the Bath Chronicle: "My husband and son were awake and heard the crash.

"It woke me up and I ran straight down, checked the driver was okay, phoned police and made him a cup of tea. The driver said the throttle stuck on and he couldn't slow down to take the roundabout."

She added that it's not an isolated incident – saying similar incidents happen "at least once a year".

"Us and the other residents have reported many incidents like this to the police, the council, Highways, local MPs to try and get a more substantial safety barrier installed."

The driver damaged the front garden wall, trees and hedges, and the Ferrari suffered significant damage – likely being written off in the process. Luckily, nobody was injured.

"The road isn't the problem," the owner of the house said. "There are adequate speed limit signs, warnings of the roundabout, 'reduce speed' bumps, etc. It's just the odd driver going too fast or losing control that we need protecting from."

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