Getting into a car accident is never good news, especially if you’re transporting a trailer full of supercars. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened recently near the Brands Hatch circuit in the UK. A semi-truck carrying expensive cars overturned while on its way from the racetrack to Goodwood. The aftermath was captured on video and shows the extent of the damage.
The trailer was loaded with several high-end supercars, including a Ferrari F430, an Audi R8, and a Lamborghini Aventador. The trailer detached from the truck and blocked a significant portion of the road. The company that owns these cars, Everyman Racing, released a statement after the incident. Although they didn’t explain the cause of the accident, they did confirm that no one was injured. The driver’s quick response prevented a potentially serious accident with other road users. The driver did report a minor injury to the police right after the crash, which occurred just before 8 p.m. on August 23.
Everyman Racing, which rents out meticulously maintained vehicles for track days and motorsport-related events, mentioned on their website that they have a fleet of over 300 vehicles. Despite the damage to many cars, they assured their customers that they still have more than 200 supercars to choose from. They also confirmed that their planned event at Goodwood would continue as scheduled. This suggests they have comprehensive insurance coverage.
One of the most striking images from the accident is an overturned Bentley, resting on its roof by the roadside. Other cars, including an orange Aston Martin and an R35 Nissan GT-R, also suffered damage. The scene was scattered with broken glass and what appeared to be transmission fluid.
Repairing these luxury cars is going to be an expensive endeavor. Some, like the Bentley, may be beyond repair. Witnessing so many high-end cars damaged at once is quite unusual, but the silver lining is that no one appears to have been seriously injured.