When news breaks that yet another wealthy Ferrari driver has destroyed his ride, the public usually responds with a collective eye roll. After all, supercars and trees/guardrails seem to go together like fish and chips. But in the case of one German driver, his automotive sacrifice is being commended.
The Daily Mail reports 53-year-old Joerg Daecher was driving home in his $135,000 Ferrari Testarossa when a hedgehog stepped onto the road in front of him. Rather than add the little creature to the long list of furry animals to become roadkill, Daecher swerved his car off the road and into the nature-lovers hall of fame.
The car slammed into a barrier, causing over $47,000 in damage. Both the driver and hedgehog walked away from the kerfuffle unharmed. This accident joins other high-profile supercar crashes, including a 2011 pileup in Japan that may just be the most expensive fender bender in history. The $4 million dollar wreck inspired such awe that the good folks at Jalopnik crafted a fascinating deconstruction of the crash. A key finding that can be related to almost all supercar accidents: exotic sports car + high speed + wet/curving road = boom.