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Old 7th May 2009, 21:17   #1
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A man is dead and his passenger injured after a red Ferrari crashed into a light pole in Newport Beach, causing the vehicle to split in two. The violent crash occurred on Jamboree Road near Camelback Street just before 1 a.m. Wednesday and was reportedly witnessed by an officer in the area.

Police say the luxury Italian sports car crashed into a light pole, which toppled onto the car and split it in half. The driver was declared dead at the scene. His identity is not yet known. His female passenger was ejected in the crash. She was hospitalized, and her condition is not known.

Hours after the crash, the front portion of the Ferrari could be seen resting against a hillside several feet away with its lights still functioning. The car appeared to be a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, an all-aluminum V12 with a top speed of 205 mph and a price tag of about $300,000. It's not yet known how fast the driver was traveling at the time of the crash or what caused him to lose control

Source - Ferrari split in two in crash; man killed | L.A. Now | Los Angeles Times

A passenger is injured and the other driver is in jail on charges of DUI. Police say men may have been racing

Source - Crash of speeding Ferrari kills mixed martial arts figure Charles Lewis - Los Angeles Times

Kinda confusing though, one source says driver is dead while the other says he's facing charges. Anyways, what a total waste of a great car
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That is a horrifying crash. A its sad to see such beauties totalled.
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Kinda confusing though, one source says driver is dead while the other says he's facing charges. Anyways, what a total waste of a great car
there were two cars, racing each other, the driver in the other car is charged with DUI.
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Poor build quality...
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Atleast its lights were still functioning
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IMHO it looks like a 360 modena and not the 599 GTB
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What a waste of such a lovely car and a life that cant be replaced. If only people used all that power on track and drive sedately on public roads.
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IMHO it looks like a 360 modena and not the 599 GTB
This source does say its a 04' 360 Modena
Man Killed in OC Ferrari Crash Identified as MMA's Charles "Mask" Lewis
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It is not the first time we see a ferrari split.Earlier i had seen one picture in which a ferrari engine was in the middle of the road and the rest a few feets apart and that too of a newly delivered car.Ferraris tend to split is it ?lolz
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IMHO it looks like a 360 modena and not the 599 GTB
Yep. The wheels probably led to it being called a 599 GTB.

However, the wheels also make me wonder if it was a 360 CS ?

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....Ferraris tend to split is it ?lolz
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Ferraris tend to go fast. Its the ferrari drivers that usually tend to split it.

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Split in to two! I wonder what speeds he must be doing. What a loss of a great machine. RIP to the racer. There is an Icon in the Accidents in India thread that split in two.
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It was apparently Charles Lewis one of the owners of the Tapout line of clothes. RIP.
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Just coz it a Ferrari doesn't mean it cant be split into two or three! Hummer o so might have survived such a crash. And even a diamond can be split if you know its right spot.

People were irresponsible in this scenario.
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It is not the first time we see a ferrari split.Earlier i had seen one picture in which a ferrari engine was in the middle of the road and the rest a few feets apart and that too of a newly delivered car.Ferraris tend to split is it ?lolz
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Yes, I remember reading about that and seeing a few pics of it too, let me see if I can retrieve them from my email and post here.

Managed to get a link to the story, here it is...

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Split in to two! I wonder what speeds he must be doing. What a loss of a great machine. RIP to the racer. There is an Icon in the Accidents in India thread that split in two.
Maybe because the names starts with F,lolz.Ferrari and ford.But that accident of the ikon was a trajic one.I have seen other ferrari accidents were its split into 2,3 or more.I guess it came into the wrong hands.
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