Why you should never drive a Maserati with a tin of paint on the back seat

Luxury sports car covered in white paint after driver swerves to avoid dog in road

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A Maserati was written off when it was covered in white paint after the driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the road in South Australia.

RAA Insurance says the motorist was driving with a tin of white paint on the back seat and when they swerved to miss the dog the lid dislodged from the tin and the paint flew through the air.

The insurance company posted the photo on Facebook and wrote: "What a disaster! If you get a new paint job for your Maserati, make sure it's on the outside (lucky he was insured....)"

Claims manager Hayley Cain told ABC: "The driver swerved to avoid a dog and the tin of paint he'd set on the back seat flew through the air dislodging the lid," she said.

"As the tin flew around the car like a mini tornado, the leather interior and windscreen were liberally splashed with a thick coat of white paint."

According to The Australian, Ms Cain said the driver was fine but "given the extent of damage to the interior, our insurance assessors declared it a write-off and we settled the claim for over $90,000 (£43,750)".

In November last year, a hilarious video emerged of a Lamborghini driver setting his car on fire in London's Sloane Street.

As the owner attempted to impress a crowd with this new toy, the supercar caught fire and he was forced to put it out using his jacket. When this didn't work, he sped off in the car with the back of the car still on fire.

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