Guy Buys Ferrari, Totals It an Hour Later
He escapes injury, suffers 'damaged pride'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 28, 2017 7:26 AM CDT
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The driver escaped.   (Twitter/South Yorkshire Police)

(Newser) – A British driver survived a major crash in his Ferrari only an hour after he bought it. Police called it a "miracle escape," but the car was not so lucky. South Yorkshire Police posted photos of the smoking, wrecked car, saying it "went airborne (and) burst into flames" beside a highway in northern England.

The Ferrari 430 Scuderia, worth about $260,000, ended up a burning heap in a field, per the AP. Police say the driver had only had minor cuts and bruises after Thursday's crash, but they also detected "a sense of damaged pride." The force said the driver told officers: "I've only just got it, picked it up an hour ago."

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