A mechanical failure caused the sports car to stop on the highway, authorities said

By Ally Mauch
June 25, 2020 01:54 PM
Lamborghini crash
Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A new Lamborghini ended up damaged on the side of the road in England Wednesday — just 20 minutes after the luxury car left the sales showroom, authorities said.

Police in West Yorkshire tweeted photos from the highway incident, which occurred when a mechanical failure caused the sports car to stop. An “innocent motorist” then hit the new car, which is thought to be worth over $200,000.

“M1 Ossett today - It’s only a car ! But on this occasion a 20 minute old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due mechanical failure in lane 3 them hit from behind by an innocent motorist,” the tweet said, adding the hashtag #couldhavecried.

Photos from the scene show extensive damage on the back of the car where it was hit by another vehicle. Part of the highway was shut down while both the vehicles were moved.

The driver of the van that hit the Lamborghini suffered head injuries in the collision, but they were not thought to be serious, BBC News reported.

The Lamborghini owner has not been identified and it is not yet known where the car was purchased. The model appears to be a Huracan Spyder, which sells for between $200,000 and $265,000, according to online estimates.