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Anyone hear about the Ferrari Enzo on the PCH?

This is in california (southern) on the pacific coast highway:

You guys hear about the Ferrari Enzo that crashed (severed in 2) on the pacific coast highway? Driver fled?

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Thats one lucky idiot to be able to flee from that one. The wreckage covers a lot of ground he must have been flying.

Beautiful car, it a shame.
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Unless you're a celebrity or a thief, you would you flee the scene of the accident?! With the car being so exclusive, it wouldn't take too much effort to track down the owner.

The cabin looks to be intacted and it didn't look like the car was flipped.
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They are suspecting that the "passenger" left at the scene was actually the driver. Supposedly (from ferrarichat) that the passenger is the registered owner of the vehicle, and that he had a bloody lip from the air bags deploying. The only airbag with some blood on it was on the driver side.
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Unless you're a celebrity or a thief, you would you flee the scene of the accident?! With the car being so exclusive, it wouldn't take too much effort to track down the owner.
For sure...also drunk the media would love that, drunk celebrity has spectacular crash, it will be interesting to see what follows.

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The cabin looks to be intacted and it didn't look like the car was flipped
Yes very lucky...maybe it is a celeb.
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It didn't sound like he was a celebrity, just a wealthy guy.

Dude's BAC was .09, just over the limit.

Good news for him is, if he can buy that car, he can probably afford a good attorney.
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Enzo Crash

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Million-Dollar Ferrari Crashes in Malibu
From a Times Staff Writer
A driver lost control of a Ferrari sports car traveling 120 mph along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu this morning, slamming into a power pole that cut the car — which sells for up to $1 million — in half, according to authorities.

One man suffered minor injuries. He was identified as Stefan Erikssen, of Bel-Air, said Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The sports car went airborne and struck a power pole 5 to 10 feet off the ground, Brooks said. The car was demolished, but two air bags deployed.

"You pay a million bucks for a car, you expect safety," Brooks said.

Investigators said they believe the driver was alone in the car and was engaged in a street race at the time of the accident. Erikssen told them the driver of the car fled on foot, but a search turned up no one, Brooks said.

The crash took place about 6:15 a.m. near Decker Canyon Road, an exclusive area of multimillion-dollar estates overlooking the Pacific in west Malibu, near Leo Carrillo State Beach.

The car — reportedly a Ferrari Enzo worth between $600,000 and $1 million — has a top speed of more than 200 mph.

Traffic on PCH was disrupted this morning during the investigation of the incident.

Brooks said the area is not known for street racing.

"We get some speed violations, but nothing over 70 mph," Brooks said.

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Crash turns rare Ferrari into scrap
From correspondents in Los Angeles
22feb06
A RARE $US1 million ($A1.36 million) Ferrari sports car belonging to a Swedish game industry mogul slammed into a pole during a high-speed street race today, reducing it to scrap metal, US police said.

Police in the plush Los Angeles district of Malibu said the 2003 Ferrari Enzo, only 399 of which were made, was owned by Stefan Eriksson, 44, a controversial former executive of the failed handheld gaming company Gizmondo.

The driver lost control of the Ferrari about dawn when it careened up an embankment, probably became airborne and then slammed into a pole, slicing the vehicle in half, police said.

Mr Eriksson, who was slightly injured in the crash, told police he was a passenger in the vehicle and that the driver was a German man called Dietrich who had fled the scene, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Sergeant Philip Brooks said.

"Whoever was driving the Ferrari and a Mercedes came out to Malibu for a little race," Sheriff's Department Sergeant Philip Brooks said.

The other car racing was a ($677,500) SLR Mercedes," he said.

Mr Eriksson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.09, which is above the legal limit, Sgt Brooks said. Nobody had been arrested in connection with the crash,but officers were still seeking to identify the driver of the car, he said.

"He's still considered as the passenger," Sgt Brooks said of Mr Eriksson. "We're continuing our investigation. He's not in custody."

The red Ferrari Enzo, other examples of which are owned by such high-flyers as Oscar-winning movie star Nicolas Cage and US fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, was speeding at more than 192km/h when the crash occurred, Sgt Brooks said.

The impact sheared the red Italian sports car in two, separating the entire front section from the rest of the vehicle.

The 650-horsepower car had a top speed of more than 360km/h.

"For a million dollars, you get a very good passenger-safety system, and apparently, in this case, it did work," Brooks said.
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Dietrich eh...I wonder if in fact he exists how much he's getting paid to wear this.

Is it just me or do you guys have trouble believing he handed over the wheel to his million dollar Ferrari a guy called Dietrich who's surname it looks as if he doesn't know.
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I swear it was a guy I met in a Pub.
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