'Could have cried'- 20 minute old Lamborghini decimated in M1 smash

A Lamborghini was destroyed in a crash on the M1- just 20 minutes after it was purchased.

By Sophie Wills
Thursday, 25th June 2020, 10:37 am

Three lanes of the motorway were closed after the sports car was hit from behind near Wakefield yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, June 24).

The vehicle had stopped due to a mechanical failure before it collided with a van, leaving the van driver with head injuries not thought to be serious.

PC Richard Whiteley, of West Yorkshire Police, tweeted a picture of the damage to the Lamborghini- believed to be worth around £200,000.

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Photo by @WestYorksPolice on Twitter.

He said: “It’s only a car! But on this occasion a 20 minute old brand new Lamborghini that stopped due to mechanical failure in lane 3, then hit from behind by an innocent motorist #couldhavecried.”

The smash, between Junction 40 at Flushdyke and Junction 39 at Durkar, caused long delays as police recovered the vehicles.

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Photo by @WestYorksPolice on Twitter.