Out Of Control Ferrari F430 Collides Head-On With Axia

This is yet another example as to take it down a notch when driving one’s Ferrari (or any other high-powered automobile) on public roads. 

News just in that a Ferrari F430 has recently been involved in massive head-on collision with an oncoming Perodua Axia. This incident reportedly occurred at Jalan Batu Kawa in Kuching, Sarawak around midnight on the 19th of December (Saturday). 

Both the driver and passenger in the Ferrari, as well as the passenger in the Perodua, were reported to have only sustained minor injuries from the crash. The driver of the Axia meanwhile supposedly suffered major bodily injuries as a result of this accident. All four injured parties were sent to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) for treatment. 

According to the statement issued by the Padawan district police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan, this accident was a result of the driver of the Ferrari losing control of the vehicle as the supercar was heading towards MJC Batu Kawa from the city centre. Upon losing control of the mid-engined exotic, the F430 then veered to the right side of the road and collided head-on with the Axia that was coming in the opposite direction. 

While no further information has been released about this crash, it is clear to see from the pictures of the resulting incident that the crash that the Ferrari was travelling at a significant speed before coming to its untimely end with the oncoming Axia. This is evidenced by the fact that only a moderately high speed crash would have generated sufficient force to not only completely mangle the front end of the F430, but more tellingly, create a crease in the roof of the supercar as well. 

Considering that the roof of any car constitutes a part of the vehicle’s safety cell, the force of the accident afflicted on this Italian thoroughbred must have therefore been of a very large magnitude as to cause a not-insignificant amount of damage to this structurally integral part of the car. 

Further evidence of this accident being much more than just a simple low speed crash can be observed from looking at the crumpled remains of the Perodua. Much like the Ferrari, the front end of the Axia crumpled beyond recognition as a result of the crash. As is the case with the Ferrari too, the front wheels of the Axia have been pushed back to just before the passenger compartment. 

Having said that, props to the Perodua though as its passenger safety cell doesn’t look to have suffered any significant structural damage. At least from the sole picture of the resulting damage on the Axia, the doors of this Malaysian supermini still looks to be functional, and the roof appears to still be in one piece too. 

Nevertheless, going back to the crash in question, this is of course not the first time a supercar owner has lost control of their high-powered machines and has left it in a worse state than it original was in, and nor will this be the last. Therefore, it is worth repeating then to the drivers of these high-horsepower exotics to just dial it down a notch, especially on the open road to prevent further incidents like this from happening again.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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