Everton striker Louis Saha has had a lucky escape after crashing his Ferrari supercar.
Ferrari 458 Italia: Library image
The 32-year-old Frenchman was driving his high-powered Italian sports car in Cheshire just before 9pm last night when the accident took place.
According to reports, Saha emerged from a tunnel on the A538 near Manchester Airport and lost control of the Ferrari on the wet road – colliding with a fence.
There were no other cars involved with Saha miraculously emerging from the vehicle unscathed. The Ferrari, which was badly damaged, is now being stored at a Cheshire vehicle recovery firm’s lock-up.
Saha was driving his new Ferrari 458 Italia – a £170,000 supercar capable of 202mph.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “At 8.54pm on Sunday 27 February 2011, police were called to Altrincham Road, Wilmslow to the report of a single vehicle road traffic collision.
“Officers attended the scene where a blue Ferrari 458 had collided with a fence outside the tunnel.
“The 32-year-old driver was uninjured. Inquiries are continuing.”
Saha’s former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in a similar incident in 2009 when he wrote off his Ferrari 599 GTB on the same road.
The Ferrari 458 Italia Saha was driving is one of the most talked-about cars in years.
Ferrari recalled all 1,200 models last year after a number of the supercars strangely caught fire. After an investigation, it emerged the wheel arch on the rear of the supercar was fitted with an adhesive that is prone to melting.
Despite this fault, it has still been a hugely successful model with motoring publications heaping praise on it. Famous owners include Frank Lampard and Gordon Ramsay while Chris Evans sold his for fear of losing his driving license.
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