How did this $500,000 supercar end up in someone's back yard?

Driving an 806-horsepower Koenigsegg CCX during a New York winter poses a few problems, not the least of which is this: cold tires equal a crash-o-matic lack of grip. Maybe that's what happened to this guy on Long Island. Wait, there's a Koenigsegg CCX in New York?

Word of the crash hit the forum Luxury4Play last night, after Newsday first reported the accident, which happened near the intersection of Berry Hill Road and Rodeo Drive in Syosset, New York this past Saturday.

Armchair forensics experts will point to the likelihood of cold tires and the misapplication of the car's 678 lb-ft of torque in determining the accident's cause. Luckily, no one was hurt, except for the direct hit in the wallet of whoever holds the insurance policy. Maybe an increase of a few grand a year won't matter to the likely well-heeled owner. But needless to say, this will require more than buffing to put back in shape. Multiple tens of thousands in body work, for openers.

Was it a simple case of driving while rich, or an unavoidable freak accident? The smart money is on dumb money. ( Photo: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)