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KATE KYRIACOU, CHRIS PEPPERhttp://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,1,26447164-5006301,00.html
December 06, 2009 12:00am
..A CONVERTIBLE Ferrari used in a lavish wedding in North Adelaide yesterday crashed outside the church while doing what witnesses described as a burnout.
More than a dozen police officers were called to Buxton St, North Adelaide, near St Laurence's Church, after guests became hostile to onlookers.
The crash left one guest in hospital and another suffering shock.
Adam Daniele, 23, and Vincenza Ienco, 20, had moments earlier tied the knot when one of their wedding cars smashed into a Ford Escape 4WD driven by a man in his 60s.
The driver of the Ford said he had just come out of the church when he heard the sound of an engine revving.
"I was sitting in the car. I'd just come out of the church, and I'd just turned the key and I heard acceleration," said the 65-year-old, who declined to be named.
"I turned, and the next minute he lost control and ran straight into me in a blur of red."
The man said his wife had been taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital to undergo a medical assessment.
He said he was left shaken, with a sore head.
"I haven't seen the driver yet. I saw his face, and I think I said 'You idiot' out the window," the victim said.
"The driver said he had the accelerator stuck, or the clutch, I couldn't work out what. Then he managed to put it into reverse."
The targa-top Ferrari was taken to the Ottoway police complex where it was undergoing mechanical checks.
A police spokesman said investigations were continuing.
Before the vehicle was towed away, crime scene investigators took measurements of two long skidmarks outside the church.
A Ferrari expert told the Sunday Mail the vehicle would have retailed for about $140,000.
He said serious damage to the front of a Ferrari 348 would be worth "$40,000 to $50,000 without even blinking".
Another guest, who witnessed the crash, said his car was parked next to the battered four-wheel-drive.
"My nephew was getting married," said the man, who gave his name as Damian.
"I was standing near a Stobie, there was a car stopped in the middle of the road waiting for the Ferrari to come out.
"He came out slowly, then as he straightened up he just gunned it and once he changed into second gear he started snaking and came straight into the other car. He was still revving like his foot had got stuck. The car's not his . . . he would have no idea. He would have thought, 'I'll do a bit of a burnout, make it look good', but he must have felt so bloody small."
Close to 500 guests were expected at the wedding, and St Laurence's Church was lavishly decorated for the bridal party.
The Ferrari - one of several vehicles used to transport the wedding party - was joined by a 16-seat Hummer, and Harley-Davidsons. The couple was joined by seven bridesmaids, seven groomsmen and two flowergirls.
Police said the driver could face charges once the vehicle had been examined.