Driver crashes $650,000 Mercedes-Benz

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LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- A British delivery car driver said he is "absolutely gutted" after wrecking a rare Mercedes-Benz worth more than $650,000.

A delivery driver for a car rental company was driving the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren to a London drop-off Friday when an 18-wheel truck ripped off the front end of the car, the Daily Mail reported.


"I am absolutely gutted. I was creeping along in this very narrow lane. The power steering was very hard at such low speed and I couldn't turn," the driver said.

The driver said he was only two minutes from his destination when the accident took place and estimates repairs could cost about $100,000.

The Mercedes is the most notable car the rental company offers and was being repaired by engineers at the McLaren workshop in Weybridge, England, the newspaper said.

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