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    Oops,

    Oops, it's a 700,000 prang... Hapless blonde crashes her Bentley into a Merc, Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin
    By LEE MORAN
    Last updated at 2:22 AM on 28th July 2011


    When in Monte Carlo, everything is done in style. And that includes crashing your car.
    This was the moment when a woman driver caused a 700,000 five-car pile-up as her Bentley collided with a Mercedes, Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin.
    Disaster struck as the hapless blonde negotiated the traffic around the Place du Casino in her 250,000 Bentley Azure.
    The driver of a white Mercedes S Class worth 75,000 was the first victim as the 2.7-ton Bentley scraped down the side of it before ploughing into a 143,000 black Ferrari F430.



    Hope you're insured, madam: A policeman tries to sort out the chaos beside Monte Carlo's Place du Casino
    An Aston Martin Rapide worth 150,000 and an 80,000 Porsche 911 also came a cropper. The driver and her two passengers then suffered the embarrassment of being surrounded by tourists as they were unable to open the doors of the convertible.
    It is estimated the crash will cost more than 40,000 with the Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin requiring new front wings and bumpers. The Bentley will need the same repairs, plus a new door.



    Chaos: A staggering 685,000 worth of supercars were involved in the inpromptu game of demolition derby
    Ruud Poot, editor of European motoring website Autogespot, said: 'You probably couldn't find a worse place in the world to crash your car than outside Monaco's Place du Casino in the middle of the summer.'
    A staggering 685,000 worth of cars were shunted in a matter of minutes - enough to make the Top Gear boys wince in pain and criticise who caused the incident.
    But with recent research suggesting women drivers are more likely to be involved in an accident, they could be forgiven for adhering to the stereotypical view.


    Scientists at the University of Michihan looked at 6.5million car crashes and found a higher than expected number of accidents between two female drivers.
    They also discovered that women have a tough time negotiating crossroads, T-junctions and slip roads.



    Aftermath: Hundreds of tourists snapped away on their cameras and mobile phones after what could easily be the world's most expensive accident


    Read more: Hapless blonde crashes 250k Bentley into FOUR other supercars | Mail Online

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    You have to admit that's a pretty classy prang.

    I doubt any of them give much of a monkey's. Now they have a dinner party anecdote to waffle on about, and they've probably all got a spare Range Rover in the garage to drive while their other cars are in the shop.

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    Would have been nice if they had fitted in an old Toyota pickup or something...just to show they care about the little people....

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    Strange kind of thing to happen. Car crash and the driver hadn't buggered off by the time the cops arrived? What kind of people live there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prefabs View Post
    Strange kind of thing to happen. Car crash and the driver hadn't buggered off by the time the cops arrived? What kind of people live there?
    One's that can *definitely* afford to pay off the cops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by prefabs
    Strange kind of thing to happen. Car crash and the driver hadn't buggered off by the time the cops arrived?
    Well, there is clues as to why they didn't bugger off.

    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    The driver and her two passengers then suffered the embarrassment of being surrounded by tourists as they were unable to open the doors.
    Fair enough, but wait a minute.

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    of the convertible
    Why couldn't they just crawl over the doors then?

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    hapless blonde
    Aaah.

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    It looks like a publicity stunt.

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    The French has that habit of pushing away other cars in order to make a parking place for themselves.

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    PR Crunch

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    It looks like a publicity stunt.
    Doesn't it just.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    The French has that habit of pushing away other cars in order to make a parking place for themselves.
    I do it all the time, I don't see what's wrong with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    The French has that habit of pushing away other cars in order to make a parking place for themselves.
    I do it all the time, I don't see what's wrong with that
    Matchbox or Corgi?

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