Two Ferrari F430’s, owned by New York-based Gotham Dream Cars, were involved in a fatal accident in New Jersey this morning. The accident killed a motorcyclist, 56-year-old Stephen Lenge, who had been travelling to work at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford. The motorcyclist was hit head on by the red Ferrari.
The cars were preparing to take part in Gotham Dream Car’s “Dream Car Sprint” event. The drivers were just returning from a petrol station when the driver of the silver Ferrari F430 lost control and hit a kirb. The driver of the red F430 crossed over the double yellow line to avoid hitting the wrecked Ferrari, putting it on a collision course with the unfortunate motorcyclist.
The driver of the silver Ferrari was 19-year-old Joseph Meyer, of Oviedo, Florida. The red Ferrari was driven by 28-year-old Joseph Ferretti, it is unclear whether he is a relative of company CEO Rob Ferretti. Both are employees of the company. It sounds like an unfortunate accident with freak circumstances. There is some suggestion that the Ferrari’s were travelling at a high rate of speed, the police will investigate this.