Ferrari catches fire on George Washington Parkway
(WJLA) - A Ferrari burst into flames on the George Washington Memorial Parkway early Friday morning after spinning out, fire officials say.
As first reported by ARLNow, a series of crashes began on the Parkway at about 9:30 a.m. where the southbound lanes go under Interstate 66. The driver of the Ferrari lost control of the vehicle and hit the bridge, after which it caught fire.
This is heartbreaking:
I can't even identify what that used to be. Now, there's a couple silver linings in this story: first off, most importantly, no one was hurt. Whatever other faults the driver might have had, he didn't hurt anyone else. Also, the replacement cost of that Ferrari is more than likely more that I paid for my last house - and at least I can live here!
I think we can all agree that a $200,000 Italian sports car is one of the many things that no one "needs". However, after stories like the above there's not some group out there looking to ban Italian supercars. There's no talk of "high capacity gas tanks". You need permission to operate this vehicle on the state roadways, yet can (if you have the money) have one delivered to your house where you can drive it at any speed.
When this guy's insurance premium comes due next month, though, he's going to be feeling a lot of pain...
That is all.