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One McLaren, firmly well done.
A horrific crash in Wiltshire, England, involving one of McLaren's much lauded 570S supercars has, somehow, unbelievably, miraculously, claimed no lives.
According to reports from the BBC and Damien Bence of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue, the crash happened after the car hit a power pole, before ricocheting into a nearby house. At which point a fire kicked off for good measure. Naturally, the car is a complete and utter write off.
“We were confronted with a live electrical cable which was strewn across the highway so crews had to negotiate their way through part of a wood in order to get to the incident,” Bence added.
How'd it happen? Well, subsequent reporting has said that the car's driver — 34-year-old Lee McClurg — lost control of the McLaren while trying to avoid an animal scampering across the road while he and his partner were on their way to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He said he wasn't speeding, either.
"We'd deliberately got on the road very early, about quarter to six in the morning, to avoid the manic traffic heading to Goodwood. Unfortunately, at that time in the morning, there's still lots of wildlife about, and we were driving down a stretch of road with woodland either side of it,” McClurg told Telegraph UK — a few cuts and bruises the only evidence lingering from the crash on his person.
“There was a big animal that suddenly darted out in front of me — a deer or a badger or something — and I swerved to avoid it. I was trying to protect the animal but also to avoid any damage to my car.”
McClurg's story is also a tale of luck for the home owners. They had all been in bed. They too were uninjured, although they'll need to relocate to a new home while the hole in the side of their house gets repaired.
Ignoring the fact that a badger is a wee bit smaller than a deer, McClurg's account of events is just slightly suspicious. He himself admitted that, telling Telegraph UK that the McLaren's excitable steering was at fault.
“Some people might look at what happened, particularly the fact that it was just on a straight stretch of road, and think that I'm an idiot who doesn't know how to drive ... But it's not like that at all — it's just the way the steering is manufactured, that's why this happened."
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