Unlucky driver writes off £30k sports car 2 days after winning it in prize draw

An unlucky driver who totalled a £30k sports car they had won in a competition has hit out at vile trolls who contacted his mum in the wake of the crash.

After Adam Griffiths wrote off the £30,000 car he had won just days before, internet trolls started contacting his mum and telling her they wished he was dead.

Adam suffered minor injuries after he crashed the Mitsubishi Evo IX he had won from Dream Car Giveaways. The 27-year-old accepts that he was at fault, but says he has had so much abuse he’s had to quit social media.

Adam, from Rhydyfelin in Wales, said: "It's my fault, I hurt myself in this crash and I've got to deal with the consequences.

"I'm just lucky that my passenger was able to walk away – the car can be replaced but some things can’t."

Adam told WalesOnline that he had been forced to close his Facebook account due to the sheer volume of abuse he was getting online.

He said: "I've had people harassing me, people contacting my mother saying I should die and stuff.

"It's all because I won the car. If I had paid £25,000 for it and this had happened no one would be interested.

"I was breathalysed, drug tested and everything at the scene. People are saying I didn't have insurance and ran away from the scene and stuff. It's just not true. I have the full documentation and everything."

A spokesman from South Wales Police said: "Emergency services were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision which happened on Cardiff Road, Glyntaff, Pontypridd.

"The driver and male passenger suffered minor injuries.

"The 27 year-old local man who was driving the car has been reported for driving without due care and attention."

Dream Car Giveaways confirmed the vehicle was the same one as had been given away the night before.

A spokesperson from the company said: "All our cars are thoroughly serviced prior to being collected by winners. The Evo won by Adam on Monday night was given an MOT the day before collection, as well as being provided with a winner’s sheet urging caution when handling a high powered vehicle.

"We’ve spoken to Adam and were relieved to hear he is OK after what looks like a terrible accident.”

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