One poor delivery boy (poor being the epitome of a double entendre here) has gotten himself into a bigger mess than he bargained for as he side-swiped a row of parked cars worth more than his entire gainfully-employed life.
In possibly the worst turn of fate that could befall him (short of physical harm), he fell asleep at the wheel of his base-model delivery van at 5:40 a.m. on a delivery route that ended sooner than expected. That end, as it would turn out, was to be in a $2.1 million pile of Ferraris that happened to be parked in his way, according to Driving.ca.
It’s speculative whether or not he actually fell asleep at the wheel, but all indicators point to an incident that transpired as a result of no operator input at the time of impact. Although it was dark, his headlights were allegedly on, meaning he had no reasonable excuse not to “see” four supercars lined up down the street along his route.
Police statements indicate the four Ferraris were parked near the Denlan Suspension Bridge in New Taipei City’s Shiding District when the Mitsubishi delivery van plowed into them at approximately 20 mph. The Ferrari owners were preparing for an early-morning drive when 20-year old Lin crashed first into the yellow 488, and continued to grind his fender into the precious, Italian engineering until colliding with the back of an F12 that smashed into two additional 488s parked in front.
Four Ferraris—and approximately $500,000 in repair invoices—now stare Lin’s once-bright future down in the face with a sobering lesson; uninsured motoring can be a costly venture — even at low speeds. The white, 12-cylinder F12 is estimated at over $150,000 in damages alone; both 488s cumulate to approximately $230,300 while his Mitsubishi delivery van, the most-severely damaged vehicle in the incident, is estimated to cost nearly $40,000 to repair.
In an odd plot twist, upon hearing the highly-publicized event on the news, a philanthropic businessman has stepped forward to help Lin with the repair costs. The extent of which is unknown.