£200,000 Ferrari written off in city smash

The bonnet of the carbon-fibre car was completely buckled (Picture @cwilkie251/Twitter)

A HIGH performance sports car has been written off in a smash on one of Edinburgh’s busiest roads.

The white Ferrari Italia 458’s, allegedly driven by Bindi Singh, collided with a BMW X3 on the city’s Queensferry Road at around 3.15pm on Thursday.

The 49-year-old, who owns a string of businesses in the capital, suffered back injuries, while his 28-year-old passenger suffered a blow to the head.

The 43-year-old driver of the BMW was left with a broken leg, while his seven-year-old daughter had minor injuries.

The Ferrari, which can sell for between £170,000 and £200,000, had its bonnet completely destroyed, while the sides also suffered severe damage.

A police spokesman said that currently no one has been charged in relation to the crash and that an investigation was ongoing.

He said: “Police were called to attend a two-vehicle collision that happened at the junction of Queensferry Road and Orchard Brae around 3.15pm on Thursday (November 10).

“The 43-year-old driver of the first vehicle suffered a broken leg, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.  The 7-year-old female passenger did not suffer any serious injury, however she was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children as a precaution.

“The 49-year-old driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the ERI following the collision, however he did not suffer any serious injury.  The 28-year-old passenger suffered a head injury, for which he received treatment at the ERI.

“Inquiries are ongoing into the cause of the collision, and anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131.”

Earlier this year Singh was assaulted by men who broke into his mansion in the upmarket Hillpark Grove.

Up to six men burst into his home and assaulted him before making off with some jewellery.