A sports car worth £150,000 has crashed into the side of a car wash in East London this afternoon (March 22). Pictures show the Lamborghini Huracan crumpled against the side of the retail unit in Shoreditch, having shattered the windows of the building.
Witnesses reported hearing a “loud bang that sounded like an engine revving” before the crash. A cordon has been erected around the crash and the front of the car has been completely smashed up.
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“I heard someone revving their engine and then a loud bang,” a witness wrote on Instagram. “Turns out this pillock drove his Lamborghini into the office.” She later told MyLondon : “It’s the side of the Fora Shoreditch building just off Great Eastern Street. I only heard it, but the guy was revving his engine then there was a loud bang, sounded a bit like the car backfired, but it’s clearly where he lost control and ditched it into the doors. Happened a couple of hours ago and I saw the damage when I went or get lunch.”
Another witness said: “He was coming out of the car wash and hit the building. The man and lady [in the car] are okay.”
Twitter users commenting on the crash joked it was “an expensive car wash”. One social media user wrote: “What an absolute waste. If you can’t handle the speed don’t drive it.”
Photos taken from later in the day show the car being towed away from the building.
The Metropolitan Police were not called to the scene. The London Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.
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