Florida woman, 66, crashes Rolls Royce into $3M sculpture but has no memory of incident
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: A woman who was driving a Rolls Royce crashed into a backyard, causing damage to a $3 million coral art sculpture. The incident occurred in Palm Beach, Florida. The driver claimed that she couldn't remember what led up to the accident.
The woman drove through the backyard, went through a fence, and smashed into a 5-foot-high seawall. The vehicle involved in the accident was a 2021 Rolls Royce Dawn, which has an estimated value of around $359,250. The Palm Beach Police have shared shocking photos of the Rolls Royce suspended from the seawall with its front end buried in the sand. According to reports, the woman driving the car was a local resident who did not appear to be intoxicated. She was taken to St Mary's Medical Center for evaluation, but it's unclear whether she will face charges.
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What caused the driver to lose control?
Following the collision with the sculpture, the police report stated that the driver continued to accelerate, crossed over the lawn, smashed through a fence, and then plummeted over the seawall, before finally coming to a stop on the beach, as per Daily Mail. It remains unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Coral sculpture created by Larsen Weldon was worth $3M
The coral sculpture, created by artist Larsen Weldon, had been carefully placed in the backyard and had been a part of the property for several years, serving as a unique and valuable feature. The homeowner, whose property was damaged in the incident, has not been identified, but has confirmed in a statement that the coral art sculpture that was damaged in the crash is estimated to be worth around $3 million.
Thankfully, the driver was rescued by the city's Fire Rescue division and nobody else was injured in the incident. Police reports suggest that she did not appear to be intoxicated, but her lack of memory of the events leading up to the crash has left many puzzled about the cause of the incident. The damaged vehicle was towed from the premises after the crash.