£220,000 Ferrari smashes into house and ends up wedged beneath a taxi

This is the moment a £220,000 Ferrari hire car was written off after crashing into a house and ending up beneath a taxi.

It is understood the driver had rented the supercar for a family wedding when he smashed into the side of the terraced home.

Nobody was injured when the red and grey 458 Italia hit a low brick wall and wedged itself underneath a grey VW Passat taxi.

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Luxury car hire firm Prestige Lifestyle said the motor belonged to them and had been totally written off - with just 4,600 miles on the clock.

Co-owner of the hire firm Jamie Ford, 26, from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, said:

When I saw what had happened I was absolutely devastated. They have done a really good job of crashing it and writing it off. It took three minutes for the insurance assessors to write it off. I just wish people had more respect for super cars. People need to realise that they are not invincible.

Jamie Ford
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The accident - which also involved a Vauxhall Astra - happened in a residential street in Luton on Sunday.> A 29-year-old man had hired the vehicle in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex on Thursday and was due to return it on Monday.> The driver paid a £5,000 deposit plus £850-a-day for the '64 plate motor, telling him it was to be used during a wedding.

We can deal with scratches and little dents, but this is absolutely gutting.

Jamie Ford
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Bedfordshire Police said:

We were called at approximately 7pm on Sunday to reports of a three vehicle road traffic collision in which one car collided with a wall. The incident happened in Selbourne Road and involved a Ferrari, a VW Passat and a Vauxhall Astra.

Bedfordshire Police