Posted Oct 25th 2012 4:57PM
Fast cars can be dangerous in the wrong hands and this story serves as a sad reminder that speed can kill. The joyriding teenager who recently crashed this Ferrari 430 (which he had just received for his birthday) has since died in hospital after suffering severe burns on 80 per cent of his body following the fiery accident.
The destroyed Ferrari was discovered engulfed in flames after coming to a halt in the woods, nearly 200 feet away from the road where it happened. Police say Akshay Panducherry, the 18-year-old driver who lived in suburban Atlanta had been out joy riding with his cousin, (21-year-old Harshavardhan Patlolla) who also suffered severe burns and remains in critical condition. Both Panducherry and Patlolla are said to have crawled out of the car after the crash.
Police spokesperson George Gordon said that the crash was caused by a "high rate of speed" and the accident is still under investigation.
Click here to watch a video on the dangers of similar Ferrari crashes.
News Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo Credit: Alpharetta Police