Ponsonby petrol station awakened at 4am by flying Jaguar
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Petrol stations at four in the morning are dangerous enough as it is. What with drive-off fuel thieves, half asleep attendants, and pies that have gone semi-nuclear in the warming tray.
And now we've got to add stray, flying Jaguar XF sports sedans into the mix.
This once proudly premium Jaguar crashed through the front glass doors and windows of a Mobil petrol station this morning at 4.40am, sending safety glass and metal framing everywhere. There's also a chest freezer full of bait and berley. Let's all pray that it hasn't been unplugged otherwise it'll unleash a stench of absolute destruction.
Not a heck of a lot is known about the crash, which has been reported about by the NZ Herald here. Police have said that the runaway pussycat had two occupants, with alcohol being a possible factor of the crash. A “young woman” at the scene was also overheard apologising to police.
Regardless, with no reports of any injuries, it's somewhat lucky that this happened in the dead of the night rather than during peak hours. The amount of people who would walk through that set of front doors on a daily basis would be well into the thousands.
The car itself looks relatively fine. The biggest damage appears to be on the front left; some cosmetic mixed with some kind of suspension failure for good measure. With some luck, its owners have learned something from this mess.