Driver of £165,000 McLaren crashes into car while doing overtake

Driver of £165,000 McLaren crashes into car while doing overtake

May 25, 2021

Driver of £165,000 McLaren 720s crashes into car ‘carrying six-month-old baby’ causing it to flip into field after trying to overtake it on country road

  • McLaren 720s supercar attempted overtake on country lane near Huddersfield
  • Police say the driver ‘mistimed it’ and ending up crashing into red Ford Focus
  • Sent the other car, believed to be carrying a family, flying into neighbouring field
  • West Yorkshire, reported McLaren for driving without due care and attention

A supercar driver crashed into a car and sent it flying into a field after doing a ‘mistimed overtake’ on a country lane.

This shocking photo shows the aftermath of the brutal collision involving the £165,000 McLaren 720s after it hit a Ford, causing it to flip off the road. 

The accident is believed to have happened on a 40mph stretch of the B6118 near Huddersfield, West Yorks, on Sunday.

This shocking photo shows the aftermath of the brutal collision involving the £165,000 McLaren 720s after it hit a Ford, causing it to flip off the road near Huddersfield, West Yorks

Road police tweeted a photo of the crash, saying the sports car’s driver had attempted a ‘mistimed overtake’ before they collided with the red Ford Focus.

The black McLaren 720s, which can go over 200mph, was left with a smashed-up bumper while the other vehicle was seen left on its side.

It is believed the Ford was carrying a family with a six-month-old baby.

Thankfully, the policing unit said that no one was seriously injured following the crash.

Road police tweeted a photo of the crash, saying the sports car’s driver had attempted a ‘mistimed overtake’ before they collided with the red Ford Focus

However, the driver of the luxury car was reported for careless driving.

A police spokesperson said: ‘The driver of this Maclaren mistimed an overtake sending the other car into a field.

‘Luckily only minor injuries.

‘The driver has been reported for driving without due care and attention.’

A new McLaren 720S would set a buyer back by at least £215,000.

The British-made supercar is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 212mph.

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