Ferrari driver counts cost of collision

A Ferrari driver was involved in a costly prang today when the luxury car crashed into a wall in Rivervale.

It is understood the limited edition red 430 Scuderia was travelling with a group of Ferraris when it crashed into a wall on Great Eastern Highway about 2.15pm.

A witness said he was driving behind the car and saw the collision.

“We were stopped at a set of traffic lights, and there were three Ferraris . . . and then they took off,” he said.
The high-performance car hit a wall in Rivervale.
“The first one got past the stop lights . . . and then it lost it big time and landed straight into the wall.

“It was all within 60m or 70m from the stoplights.

“I thought ‘that’s going to be an expensive exercise’ and lucky there was no one on the footpath.”

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said where were no reports of injuries from the crash.

Police attended to assist with traffic management.

It believed the high-end vehicle was cruising with a group of Ferraris at the time.

Ferrari cars can be worth up to $500,000.

Sydney man Mark Alexander was on a bus on the way to Perth Airport when they travelled past the damaged Ferrari.

“I thought it was a very bad day for someone that has a very expensive car,” he said.

“I had a bit of a giggle as well.

“It’s not often you see a Ferrari up on the sidewalk.”

By Shannon Hampton - The West Australian