A Bentley Continental Flying Spur, owned by a Romanian media mogul named Dan Diaconescu, has crashed into a river in the center of Bucharest on Friday evening, after its driver apparently wanted to test it around the corners.
According to the local media, behind the wheel of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur was sitting the media mogul’s driver and the passenger’s seat was being occupied by his friend. Police reports say that the driver wanted to turn left on a bridge when he lost control of the steering wheel and ended up in a river.
Both men, the driver and the passenger, managed to rescue themselves from the cold water by exiting the vehicle through the front left window. The driver ended up in hospital, suffering from hypothermic shock and minor contusions, where he remained for the night.
The estimated cost of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is 150.000 EUR and after being contacted by the local media, its owner, Dan Diaconescu, said that he’s happy because his driver didn’t take his other car, a Rolls-Royce Phantom.