Car wash worker crashes rare Mercedes
A car wash worker in Great Britain recently smashed up a customer’s classic Mercedes during a 60-mile (96 km) joyride after he was assigned to give it a ‘super valet’.
The employee took the shiny car from 1992 for a 90 minute spin from the car wash in Runcorn, Cheshire, to his home near Manchester and then back again, the Daily Mail writes.
But during the trip he was involved in an accident. According to the car wash employee, a mouse apparently crossed the road and scared him.
The driver was found lying beside the crashed vehicle and was treated in an ambulance. According to the police the length of the skid marks was around 80m. The damage to the vehicle was significant. Repairs are estimated to cost thousands of pounds.
Only around 10,500 Mercedes 500E were built in a five year partnership with Porsche. Only 29 of the models made it to the UK. The 30-year-old silverblue car which has around 26,000 miles on the clock, was usually chauffeur driven.
The culprit was ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work. He also has to pay £213 in costs and a victim surcharge. No order for compensation was made.