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# 178944 20-Aug-2015 08:43
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Glad I am not underwriting the insurance policy for this crash!





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  # 1370679 20-Aug-2015 08:52
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I would imagine the insurance company would have taken in some pretty hefty premiums up to this point so would mitigate a good portion of the cost, that said the hire company might be looking at a bit of an increase or even new insurers come renewal time :P

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  # 1370686 20-Aug-2015 09:10
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What a badly written article. The writer repeats three times (I stopped counting) the rental price, the driver's age but fail to say why did the accident happen, calling the driver "unlucky". That's bad reporting. 




 
 
 
 


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  # 1370688 20-Aug-2015 09:14
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A few years ago an Aucklander crashed his shiny new Ferrari having decided to turn off the electronic traction control to find out what would happen. He found out within 10 minutes.
He famously offered half a Ferrari on Trade Me undecided




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  # 1370699 20-Aug-2015 09:30
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the more expensive the car, the more likely it is to crash




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  # 1370704 20-Aug-2015 09:37
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joker97: the more expensive the car, the more likely it is to crash


*requires citation*


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  # 1370736 20-Aug-2015 10:06
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wasabi2k:
joker97: the more expensive the car, the more likely it is to crash


*requires citation*



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  # 1370738 20-Aug-2015 10:09
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What astonished me was the fact that someone cited as the 'co-owner' (of the Ferrari, we assume, but possibly the hire company) was aged 26...!

I dread to think what a UK insurer would charge a 26 year old for a car like that - but I suppose if you can afford the car you can afford the premium. The government also has a special tax called Insurance Premium Tax in the UK, so I expect the Revenue are sad too now..!





 
 
 
 


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  # 1370787 20-Aug-2015 10:56
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freitasm: What a badly written article. The writer repeats three times (I stopped counting) the rental price, the driver's age but fail to say why did the accident happen, calling the driver "unlucky". That's bad reporting. 


At a guess, Id say he was turning into a street and gave it too much gas. Any point in a car like that, where you dont have the wheel reasonably straight, its going to start to slide out soon as you apply the gas.

He should've stuck to hiring a Ford Focus....




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  # 1370836 20-Aug-2015 12:20
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Why couldn't this have happened at the wedding in Sydney? frown



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  # 1370840 20-Aug-2015 12:26
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frankv: Why couldn't this have happened at the wedding in Sydney? frown




Because they are a bunch that can really afford ferrari and know how to drive them.





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  # 1370846 20-Aug-2015 12:38
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nakedmolerat:
frankv: Why couldn't this have happened at the wedding in Sydney? frown




Because they are a bunch that can really afford ferrari and know how to drive them.


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xpd:
freitasm: What a badly written article. The writer repeats three times (I stopped counting) the rental price, the driver's age but fail to say why did the accident happen, calling the driver "unlucky". That's bad reporting. 


At a guess, Id say he was turning into a street and gave it too much gas. Any point in a car like that, where you dont have the wheel reasonably straight, its going to start to slide out soon as you apply the gas.

He should've stuck to hiring a Ford Focus....


Maybe give the guy the benefit of the doubt? Just because he was in the Ferrari and it was hired, that doesn't make it his mistake that caused it. The article, as MF said, is written poorly enough that it doesn't state the cause, though it does say there was a third car involved also. Perhaps THEY were to blame? Maybe they pulled out in front of the Ferrari, resulting in a glancing collision and the subsequent smash into the house and the taxi...?

You just don't know.

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  # 1370853 20-Aug-2015 12:48
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To get that under another car would require a certain amount of force, probably more force than should be exerted on an urban street

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  # 1370861 20-Aug-2015 13:07
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Many years ago my then manager wrote off a borrowed F355 Ferrari by fishtailing into the curb , getting airborne, landing on top of a car in carpark, bouncing and coming to rest on top of another car.

It was a 1998 F355 F1, canary yellow, license plate "H0T4U", and the carpark was Mill Street Pak n save, Hamilton.







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  # 1370874 20-Aug-2015 13:32
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The insurance excess on this type of rental car is probably in the region of 5,000 pounds ($12,500).

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