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Baseball Star’s McLaren 650S Destroyed In Freak Accident

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Wait until you find out how it happened.

We all dream of owning expensive supercars, but there are downsides. Many owners are afraid to leave their pride and joy out of sight, fearing they could get damaged in an accident or deliberately vandalized. When safely stored in a dealership, however, you don't expect your car to come to any harm. Imagine MLB star Trevor Bauer's horror, then, when he discovered his 2016 McLaren 650S had been destroyed while parked inside a local McLaren dealership in Houston, Texas.

In a freak accident, a tire fell off a semi-truck on a nearby highway, which rolled across six lanes of traffic before smashing through the dealership window and hitting the McLaren 650S.

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Luckily, no one was hurt, but the McLaren 650S is a wreck. A photo posted by Bauer on Twitter shows the McLaren 650S covered in glass from the smashed dealership window, with the semi-truck wheel still resting on the supercar. "Yesterday, if you told me a semi truck would total my Mclaren, I would've believed you. If you told me it would happen like THIS? I would've said you're out of your mind. If this isn't @Mayhem I don't know what is," Bauer wrote on Twitter.

While the damage doesn't look too extensive, TMZ reports the McLaren 650S was totaled in the accident.

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Luckily, Bauer's car was insured. It also could have been a lot worse, as the flying semi-truck wheel could have caused some serious injuries or even killed someone if any employees were around at the time. Before sharing the photo of his mangled McLaren 650S, Bauer posted a tongue-in-cheek video on Twitter of him at a gas station refueling a slightly cheaper car – a Chevrolet Spark. While the Chevrolet Spark starts at $13,220, Bauer's McLaren 650S is estimated to be worth $300,000.

The McLaren 650S is no longer in production and has since been replaced by the McLaren 720S. Power is provided by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 641 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic.

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