Cornwall holidaymaker in £80k car crashes crashes doing 3-point turn

Locals say this driver in an £80,000 car blocked on entire village after crashing – doing a three point turn.

Witnesses claim the hapless tourist had driven his brand-new Lexus car down to Cornwall for a week-long holiday.

But they say he ran into trouble on his first day as he drove through the village of Ruan Minor.

He apparently tried to reverse and turn around on the narrow road towards the neighbouring village of Cadgwith.

But back end of the Lexus, which the driver had picked up just four days previously, ended up lodged on a low stone wall, with the car’s front left tyre suspended around six inches in the air.

The car was stuck for around two hours on Friday afternoon, before police and some villagers came to the rescue, and managed to shift the vehicle out onto the main road.

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Resident Ed Birchmore, who lives just outside of Cadgwith, and snapped the photo of the embarrassed driver, was one of those who came to the man’s rescue.

The 50-year-old said: “I was just sitting outside the pub in Cadgwith having a pint, when the driver came down and asked if he could use the tractor as he had got stuck.

“So of course, a few of us went to have a look, and it was clear that the manouevre he’d tried to do was just impossible.

“The car was totally wedged, with the front wheel about six inches off the ground. The underside of the car must have been pretty badly damaged.

“The poor fellow said he’d only had it four days.

“A couple of the locals who are regulars in the pub went off and got some fishermen, and then after a little while a couple of police showed up.

“They managed to manhandle it out of that spot and onto the main road.

“Then the driver hopped back in his car and was on his way.”

Ed added that the road is a difficult one to drive down at the best of times – and that even locals have got stuck on it.

And he said: “I saw the guy again the next day in the village, and he thanked me for helping.

“He said he had popped back into the pub and put some money behind the bar for drinks for everyone who came to help him out, which was really sweet of him.”

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