PICTURES: Male model Storm Burger fined for driving his sports car straight into side of someone's house

Sutton Guardian: The wreckage after Storm Burger was cut from the car The wreckage after Storm Burger was cut from the car

A male model who ploughed his car into the side of a house but was more concerned about his looks than the damage has been fined.

Storm Burger, 21, was travelling at around 80mph in his Audi A3 Quattro when he crashed his car in Higher Drive, Banstead - where the limit is 30mph - on Friday, July 26, last year.

The 3.2 litre sports car hit the front wall of the property and then smashed into a car parked in the drive before embedding itself in and extension on the side of the house.

Sutton Guardian:

The engine lies metres from the car after Storm Burger's crash

The impact caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage to the property and caused the car's engine to be hurled out of its bonnet and land eight metres away.

Burger, of Garendon Gardens in Morden, had to be cut from the vehicle by firefighters but suffered no serious injuries - although as he was taken to hospital he told an officer he was worried about injuries to his face as he was due to fly to Ibiza for a photoshoot with a fashion designer.

No-one was in the extension at the time of the collision.

Sutton Guardian:

Damage to the house following the crash

An accident investigator concluded there were no mechanical defects on the car before the crash and neighbours told officers they heard an engine roaring prior to a loud smash as the car smashed into the house.

Burger was ordered to pay £3,500 in fines or face six weeks in prison after being convicted of dangerous driving, using a vehicle without insurance and driving not in accordance with a driving licence at Croydon Crown Court on April 16.

Burger told the court he regretted what happened and expressed his apologies.

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8:31am Wed 30 Apr 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

What a silly burger!
What a silly burger! Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: 24

9:41am Wed 30 Apr 14

Crease2000 says...

Perhaps his agent told him to aim for big things?
Perhaps his agent told him to aim for big things? Crease2000
  • Score: 13

11:33am Wed 30 Apr 14

AlexTB says...

He should have been made to pay for the damage to the Property and parked car.

Hopefully the homeowners are insured, but their premiums will now go up and they will probably have to pay the first few hundred pounds.
He should have been made to pay for the damage to the Property and parked car. Hopefully the homeowners are insured, but their premiums will now go up and they will probably have to pay the first few hundred pounds. AlexTB
  • Score: 17

11:59am Wed 30 Apr 14

edstar says...

sounds like a storm in a tea cup!
sounds like a storm in a tea cup! edstar
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Wed 30 Apr 14

theresa7475 says...

I doubt the accident dislodged a brain cell! He sounds like a male bimbo, more worried about his looks than the home he has damaged! Yet again no insurance-did he not loose his licence (not that that usually stops this sort)
Shame there isn't a pic of "Storm Burger" I could do with a laugh!
I doubt the accident dislodged a brain cell! He sounds like a male bimbo, more worried about his looks than the home he has damaged! Yet again no insurance-did he not loose his licence (not that that usually stops this sort) Shame there isn't a pic of "Storm Burger" I could do with a laugh! theresa7475
  • Score: 13

7:12pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Has he been banned? Has he had points put on his licence, should he ever get one? Who is paying for all the damage? And finally, as he has now been convicted, can we have a picture of this convicted driver, so we can contact plod if we see him driving again?
Has he been banned? Has he had points put on his licence, should he ever get one? Who is paying for all the damage? And finally, as he has now been convicted, can we have a picture of this convicted driver, so we can contact plod if we see him driving again? Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 14

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