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Driver Abandons Totalled Sports Car On Side Of The Road After Crashing

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Driver Abandons Totalled Sports Car On Side Of The Road After Crashing

A driver abandoned their totalled sports car at the side of the road, despite the vehicle being worth at least $200,000.

Authorities over in the US are trying to get to the bottom of what happened after discovering the destroyed 2020 McLaren 600 LT.

Taking to Twitter earlier this week, Washington State Trooper Robert Reyer shared a number of images of the luxury car, which can go from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds.

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Alongside photos of the wreckage, he said: "Troopers are on scene investigating this hit and run #collision involving a 2020 #McLaren600LT, eastbound SR 512 to Portland Ave."

Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio
Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio

No updates have been shared since Wednesday, two days after officers towed the nearly 600 horsepower vehicle away.

It's currently unclear whether the driver or anyone else was injured as a result of the crash, which led to the coupe being wedged under a metal railing at the side of the road.

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Patrol Trooper John Dattilo told The Oregonian that they still haven't found the culprit, although the car wasn't reported as stolen and its registered owner lives in Washington.

“This kind of crash happens all the time, where people don’t want to get in trouble so they leave the car behind,” he said. “But it’s not necessarily common for it to be a $200,000 McLaren, though.”

Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio
Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio

Over on Twitter, dozens of people have commented on the incident, with one writing: "Holy hell, how hard was the McLaren pushed into the guardrail, and, is everyone OK?"

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In response, Reyer said: "It was a hit and run collision, so unfortunately we have no details as to the condition of the driver."

Another person questioned how it could be a hit and run if there's only one vehicle involved, to which a commenter replied: "Well, the driver and the owners of the guardrail that was damaged (state, county or city responsible for the guardrail). So yeah, hit and run."

Some offered up theories on what they think happened, including this person who said: "Maybe something was in his system and he didn’t want to get a DUI."

Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio
Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio
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"How much you wanna bet it's was someone from the dealership, newly signed athlete or someone with diplomatic immunity," added another.

As the internet continues to speculate, now the officers have the address of the registered owner, it's only a matter of time before they find out who the real culprit is – and how they were able to afford abandoning such a pricey piece of property.

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Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@wspd1pio

Topics: News, Cars, US News

Daisy Phillipson
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