A sober Spanish Ferrari 458 driver fled the scene of an accident in Madrid because he "couldn't bear to see his dream car smashed up".
> Gabino Gamez González, 45, was allegedly travelling too fast down a busy road in Madrid when he lost control of the £180,000 supercar and ploughed into a skip.
According to witnesses, González 'staggered' away from the scene clutching his head and mumbling to himself.
The Daily Mail reported that Mr González told local media: "I had always wanted one of the cars and it was my pride and joy even though it cost me an arm and a leg.
"But when I saw that it was a wreck after ploughing against a skip filled with builders rubble, I was in shock. I just couldn't take it in, and I remember just walking off saying to myself 'no no, it can't be true'."
The Ferrari 458 Italia, which is predominantly crafted from lightweight carbonfibre and expensive lightweight aluminium, suffered a severely crumpled bonnet, a snapped rear axle and extensive grazing along much of the bodywork.
Eyewitnesses told the police that the driver appeared to be dazed as he stumbled away from the wreckage.
The Ferrari 458 owner could still face charges of speeding, but police are currently waiting for a scene of the accident report from their traffic department.