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Virginia man totals newly purchased $300K sports car, police say

GREAT FALLS, Va. — Police say a northern Virginia driver has totaled a newly purchased $300,000 sports car by driving too fast and hitting a tree.

Fairfax County Police on Saturday posted a photo on Facebook of a badly mangled McLaren 720s sports car leaning up against a relatively unscathed tree off the side of a two-lane road in Great Falls.

Police said the driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Facebook post said the $300,000 import had just been purchased on Friday.

Police attributed the crash to excessive speed and reminded drivers to slow down.

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