Parking attendant small mistake ends with a destroyed Ferrari 599 GTO
Garage attendant writes off £300,000 Ferrari 599 GTO after mistaking brake for accelerator
A parking attendant in Italy has rammed a £300,000 Ferrari GTO into a shop saying that he had mistaken the accelerator pedal for the brake. He was delivering the sports car back to it's owners after a meeting of Ferrari enthusiasts, driving across Rome to the Hotel Exedra before the accident happened.
"I got confused – instead of the brake, I pressed down on the accelerator," he told police who were first on the scene, according to Corriere della Sera. He was lightly injured and in a state of shock after the accident and received treatment in hospital.
Powered by a V-12 engine, the Ferrari 599 GTO has a top speed of more than 200mph.
The identity of the Dutch owner has not been revealed and his reaction to what happened is not known.
The matter is being investigated by an insurance company.