UPDATE: Since we published this post late last night we’ve learned more from a PorschePurist reader who works at the dealership. You can read their blow by blow description of this accident in the comment section below.
Getting into a wreck in one of my Porsche is a worry that sits in the back of my mind and one that I hope I never have to deal with. I love my Porsches and I would never want to see them damaged or endure personal injury from an accident. That’s why when I saw the picture below it struck a cord with me.
Apparently a people mover (
I’m assuming this is a bus a reader who was present at the scene informed us it’s a minivan) was traveling down the road next to the Porsche dealership in Epsom, New Zealand (near Auckland) when for some reason it attempted a U-turn. As the bus turned it rammed a passing truck causing the driver of the truck to lose control and crash into the Porsche dealership. According to the reports I read, two people were injured (perhaps one seriously) and nine “luxury cars” (a number of them Porsches) were damaged.
Police at the scene have said that “after hitting the people mover the truck “collected” a tow truck which had a car on the back of it. The truck pushed the tow-truck into the Porsche dealership “where it has hit a few Audis and Porsches along the way”.” The officer went on to say that the people mover had also hit a few BMWs before coming to rest.
One witness on the scene, Brian Cox, said it was like “the Dukes of Hazard”.
“I heard a massive great bang, I looked up and there was carnage everywhere,” he said.
Hopefully the injuries aren’t as serious as reported and everyone involved recovers quickly!
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