Maserati Ghibli Destroyed After Colliding With Train

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Miraculously, no one was injured in this crash.

The occupants of a Maserati Ghibli are lucky to be alive after their luxury sedan collided with a train in Boston, Massachusetts last week.

Local reports indicate the driver made a left turn as a Green Line train made its way into the intersection. The train hit the pricey Italian car, ripping into the left side of the vehicle and mangling the once-beautiful bodywork. Thankfully, the Blue Emozione-painted Ghibli is the only casualty in this incident. There were no recorded injuries.

The Maserati owner, clearly shaken up by the violent accident, says the accident happened really quickly. "It was fast and quick ... there's nothing much to say. Stupidity, making a left turn, [I] didn't see the train."

Left turns are reportedly prohibited at this particular intersection, according to media outlets that were on the scene.

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Several of the airbags deployed on impact, suggesting this was a fairly violent crash. But the Maserati appears to have put up quite a fight and, while the driver's side was considerably damaged, the occupants were able to escape unscathed. The right side of the vehicle sustained some damage as well, with the force of the train proving too much for the rear wheel, which was ripped off.

The driver and his wife had reportedly traveled from Connecticut to collect their son at Boston University, before heading to family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Despite the harrowing crash - and the fact that his Maserati was destroyed - the owner seemed to be in good spirits.

"We're all safe [and] healthy. We've got the turkey in the trunk, we're gonna have fun," he quipped.

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If the driver of this destroyed Ghibli is hoping to get his hands on a replacement model, he'd better act fast.

The Ghibli, along with Maserati's glorious V8, is expected to be culled in the coming years. The 5 Series rival will not be replaced. Instead, the next-generation Quattroporte will shrink in size and serve as a replacement of sorts. This all-electric successor will take the form of a four-door coupe and should arrive once the Ghibli is axed in 2024.

While terrifying, this isn't the worst accident we've seen in recent weeks. A crash in Orlando, Florida left two Land Rover Defender occupants injured after their British SUV rolled six times across a busy highway. Astonishingly, no one was killed in the chilling crash.

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