Cristiano Ronaldo's Crash Caused by Oil on the Road
Even if the police are still investigating the causes of the crash, a source told a Portuguese newspaper that Ronaldo claims the accident was caused by moisture and oil on the road. He was lucky enough to emerge unhurt from the smashed car but officers are suspecting he had been speeding in the tunnel where the accident took place and are likely to interview teammate Edwin Van Der Sar, 38, who was traveling behind. Edwin stopped his car immediately to check whether his friend had been seriously injured.
A police source said: “It appears the driver lost control of it before hitting the side of the tunnel” adding that “He was very lucky not to collide with other vehicles on the road in the crash and is even luckier to have escaped unharmed. “
The speed limit in the tunnel is of 60 mph, but police officers suspect that Ronaldo lost control of the £200,000 Ferrari before spinning into a side wall. After the crash, the Manchester United footballer gave a negative breath test, so we can not speak about a DUI incident.
Due to the impact, the car lost a front wheel, a rear tyre went completely flat, the windscreen was shattered, the front was demolished and the left wing mirror was torn off.
“It was a nasty crash and he could easily have suffered quite serious injuries - the damage to the car tells you that much,” the police source added.
A witness to the crash, Jody Lomax, confessed: “The Ferrari went straight into the wall, his front lefthand wheel came off and then Ronaldo got out of the car. He was all right, he was walking - he was a bit shaken.”
Ronaldo doesn't seem to mourn after his red Ferrari as his collection includes other sports and luxury cars such as two Porsche Cayenne, a BMW M6, a Porsche 911, an Audi R8, a Bentley Continental GT and a Rolls-Royce Phantom.