Well, now we know how Magnus Walker’s famed “277” Porsche 911 ended up with a crunched-in side during a visit to Minneapolis. A video from the Minneapolis Star Tribune shows how Walker lost control of the car and slid into that transport truck with a reporter from the newspaper riding shotgun.

While I can’t embed the video here, you can see the full clip over at the Star Tribune’s website. (Update: We got it to work, see the video below.) In it reporter Vineeta Sawkar says Walker was in Minneapolis for a Porsche media event, and she was riding in his car for a story.



But when they got on the frontage road, Walker lost control, veered partially into the oncoming lane (nearly colliding head-on with a very lovely older Mercedes SL Pagoda) and then slid into the transport truck parked there. It’s scary to watch.

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The good news is no one was hurt badly. Walker is okay, and Sawkar says she’s still “banged up and bruised.” This could have gone a lot worse than it did.

Still, the fault lies with Magnus for driving way too fast and way too recklessly on a traffic-filled public road with the truck clearly in sight. And you’d think a guy who spends as much time around 911s as he does would know how to handle the car better.


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