A Ferrari 458 Italia has been absolutely destroyed in a high speed crash in Melbourne’s central business district.
According to reports, the 458 Italia crashed into a taxi at the intersection of Elizabeth and Collins Streets at around 3 am in the morning. The Ferrari ended up on the footpath and it is believed that at least one pedestrian had to jump out of the way to avoid being collected by the car.
Immediately following the crash, the driver of the 458 fled the scene with the owner then arrived at the scene soon after.
Police are currently investigating to see if the 458 Italia ran a red light which led to the crash. Thankfully all involved, including those in the taxi, escaped unhurt.
At the scene of the crash, Sergeant Matt Griffiths said, “[There are] a lot of ‘what if’ questions. It was very, very lucky that everyone got out, that no-one was badly hurt.
“It’s a timely reminder that it’s a 40 zone in the city and a moment’s distraction here in the red light could have resulted in fatalities or serious injuries.”