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196 mph motor passes MOT, fails 'quick road test'

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A Surrey garage worker has good reason to believe his bosses will "kill him" after he pranged a client's £200k Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

The unnamed lad, in his early 20s, had taken the 196 mph motor for a "quick road test" following an MOT in New Malden. In the process, he somehow managed to hit a lamppost and jump a two-foot wall into a middle of a roundabout, where the car came to rest "seriously damaged", as the Telegraph puts it.

Eyewitness Gary Adams said: "He was driving along one minute and the next the car was in the middle of the roundabout. He looked pretty stressed out when he realised the car was wrecked and kept saying his bosses would kill him."

Another anonymous witness confirmed: "He just lost control and smashed into a lamppost and then the car mounted the roundabout and ended up in the middle of it. There were no other cars involved - he just lost it as he went round the roundabout."

Paramedics treated the poor chap for shock at the scene, although he was otherwise none the worse for wear.

Police said the incident constituted a "one car accident", and that no investigation was necessary. ®

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