Oops! Driver, 22, takes friend's £225k Lamborghini for a spin... and crashes 'without insurance'
Last updated at 7:12 PM on 17th May 2011
A young motorist has some explaining to do after causing 'extensive damage' to his friend's £225,000 Lamborghini.
The 22-year-old was driving the powerful Murcielago model early on Sunday morning when he lost control and crossed the central reservation of a motorway in Sydney, Australia.
He then collided with an oncoming taxi causing 'extensive damage to both vehicles', the Lamborghini being left with major frontal damage.
Smashed: The Laborghini Murcielago suffered extensive damage during the crash in Sydney, Australia
Passer-by Daisy Buckle captured pictures of the wrecked Murcielago on her mobile phone.
She said: 'I assumed the driver was in a second ambulance - I could not believe he was walking around without a scratch.
'I heard an onlooker say "Friend ha! I bet he is not a friend now, take a strong friendship to get through this one." '
Uninsured: The car is barely recognisable after the high-speed smash but it's owner may have some problems claiming insurance
The 30-year-old owner had lent the car to his friend for a 'bit of fun', but will have a tough time claiming the damages on insurance - it is understood the Lamborghini was not insured for drivers under the age of 25.
Fortunately the driver of the Lamborghini emerged unscathed but his 26-year-old male passenger suffered minor chest injuries.
The 51-year-old female driver of the taxi was trapped in the vehicle for more an hour with a broken leg.
Injuries: The driver of the Lamborghini escaped unharmed but the driver of the taxi suffered a broken leg
Emergency services eventually managed to remove her and transport her to a nearby hospital following the smash.
The Lamborghini Murcielago was launched in 2002 with the Italian supercar maker fitting the model with a 6.2-litre V12 engine developing 572bhp.
It can accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 205mph.
Police are investigating the incident and expect to charge the motorist with dangerous driving.
A spokesperson confirmed the driver hadn't been drinking.
Inspector Clive Ainley said: 'He's lost control and got on to the incorrect side of the road.'
Expensive: A Murcielago intact - a typical model costs almost a quarter of a million pounds
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