There were miraculously no “significant” injuries when a trailer containing a Ferrari supercar worth up to £170,000 detached on the M25 and crashed through a barrier.
The Ferrari inside the trailer appeared unscathed but the trailer was badly damaged and came to rest among some trees. The Junction 8 exit slip was closed to facilitate the recovery of the trailer.
Surrey Police tweeted at 8.54pm: “We’re on scene at a single vehicle (well, it was to start with) collision on the M25 between junction eight and nine.
“The trailer and its expensive load detached from the tractor unit, smashed through the nearside barrier, crossed the junction eight slip off and careered through the fence. Thankfully other motorists were able to take evasive action and the incident resulted in no significant injuries.
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“Thankfully the load appears to have escaped unscathed. Due to angles required for recovery, the junction 8 slip off (clockwise) will be closed to facilitate the recovery of the trailer.”
The tweet attracted some social media attention, with one commenter jokingly asking: “Please tell us the Ferrari is ok?!”
Two people identified the Ferrari as a Testarossa, models of which are on sale for about £170,000 on Auto Trader, while another said they thought it was an F40. However the section of the car visible from the police images match some models of Testarossa.