Yesterday was a bad day to be a Bugatti Veyron. One of the $2.5 million supercars that belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo was crashed into a wall in Majorca, where the soccer superstar was holidaying during the English Premier League off-season. While reports are still being confirmed as to exactly how the Bugatti was destroyed, it’s believed that a bodyguard of Cristiano Ronaldo was behind the wheel when it hit the wall.
Now, when most of us go on a holiday, we’ll hire a car if we need one. However, when you’re Ronaldo and you go on holiday, you get your supercar shipped to wherever it is that you’re enjoying the sun, and you get your security to pick it up for you and bring it to you.
Unfortunately for the Portuguese national team captain, one of his bodyguards lost control of the Bugatti as he was driving it to Ronaldo, skidding and bringing down a brick wall in the residential estate of Sa Coma, Bunyola, Palma de Majorca. It’s not yet known how the driver lost control, but police are investigating the crash and the bodyguard is understood to have taken responsibility for the accident.
Pictures of the crash have been shared on social media, and it’s not a pretty sight. Unfortunately, it appears part of the front of the supercar was damaged in the crash, though it’s not been revealed the extent of the damage or the cost of the repair bill. In positive news, the driver walked away from the crash without injury.
“The car smashed into a wall but there was only material damage with no one injured and the driver accepted full responsibility for what happened,” a source explained to The Sun. “The information about who was behind the wheel and what occurred is registered on a police database and is there for a court or officers to access if any further investigations need to be conducted.”
While it’s tough for any supercar fan to see such a work of automotive art damaged, we can only imagine how Ronaldo is feeling about the incident. The football legend had originally purchased the car for himself to celebrate winning the UEFA Euro 2016, which is about as good as it gets to mark a career milestone.
So no matter how your week has gone so far, just be glad that you aren’t one of Christiano Ronaldo’s bodyguards, and you didn’t crash a $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron into a wall. Compared to that, you’re doing just fine.