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Young, Dumb and Now With A Totaled Maclaren P1

The 27 Year Old Dallas Resident Who Totaled His Brand New Maclaren P1 Had Not Even Had the Car 24 Hours Before The Accident

Maclaren P1 Crash Texas 2014It turns out the P1’s owner, a 27-year-old male, had taken delivery of the car less than 24 hours before the crash. He picked it up from Dallas-based luxury car dealership Park Place Premier Collection, which confirmed to KHOU that the car was delivered to its owner on Tuesday.

By 7:41 a.m. the next day, first responders were being called to the scene of the crash. They said the driver appeared to have lost control of the car after hitting a wet patch while traveling on McKinnon Street. The car then slammed into a guardrail. Considering the high level of damage some speed must have been involved.

The driver and a 24-year-old passenger were taken to Parkland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

For anyone about to take delivery of a high-performance car, may we suggest you follow in the footsteps of fellow P1 owner Michael Benham, who headed straight to the track after picking up his own car. A known and predictable environment such as a track is the ideal place to get accustomed to the performance of an exotic like the 903-horsepower, $1.15 million P1. One party who did not have a nice Thanksgiving was the driver’s insurance agent;  Jared from State Farm was quite busy.