Celebrity car crashes are not common occurrences anyways but one involving the name of arguably the biggest and most well-known football star in the world is just a lot rarer. Yes, we are talking about the Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo and his recently crashed $2M Bugatti Veyron Vitesse. Fortunately, the incident was not fatal and was not even caused by Ronaldo himself. Rather it was one of the bodyguards of the Portuguese professional footballer who was behind the wheel of the ultra-rare and expensive hypercar.
To elaborate, the incident occurred on June 21, and according to reports from Europe, Ronaldo and his crew were residing in Majorca and that at the time of the incident, he was a part of a small convoy in another car. Pictures from the scene of the accident have indicated that the French hypercar seems to have taken the turn at an excessively high speed before slamming into a brick wall on the side of the road.
Reports further told that the hypercar was being driven by one of the bodyguards of Ronaldo and he has indeed taken full responsibility for the crash. It was also reported that after the collision, the bodyguard exited the vehicle and continued with the Portuguese football player, leaving other staff members to deal with the authorities. The Veyron was reportedly hauled by a tow truck and wrapped with a blue tarpaulin, according to the Italian publication Cronica Balear.
A source close to the incident said, “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. 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.”
One of the media outlets posted several pictures of the crashed Bugatti online, and they show that the front end of the vehicle has minor scuffs on the bumper and splitter. Additionally, the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse looks to have suffered a significant impact on the passenger side and will require significant repairs. However, it is believed that the car will be repaired and will return to the Premier League club Manchester United’s forward in a while.
Luckily for Ronaldo, with the great fortune that he has amassed, he still has his Bugatti Chiron with him and also has one of the only ten Centodiecis on order. Recently on his 37th birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo was also presented with a black-coloured Cadillac Escalade by his partner and leading fashion model Georgina Rodriguez. In a video shared by Georgina on her Instagram handle, Ronaldo is seen being amazed by the surprise gift her partner gave him on his birthday eve.
Other cars in Ronaldo’s fleet include Ferrari T12 TDF, McLaren Senna, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes-AMG G63 tuned by Brabus, Maserati GranCabrio, Rolls Royce Cullinan and Bentley Continental GT Speed.