Valet Crashes Maserati Under Jeep And Into $200,000 Porsche [VIDEO]

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We just received this photo of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, apparently driven by a valet, that managed to vault itself over a Mini and into a Maserati GranTurismo and a vintage Porsche 356 just minutes ago. No one was hurt, but there could be damage to $400,000 worth of cars depending on the specifics of the Porsche.

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This photo comes courtesy of Michael, who says it happened outside the Epic Hotel near Downtown Miami Florida. Whatever event was going on, there were a number of high-priced cars gathered around the entrance when the driver of this Jeep Grand Cherokee lost control and crashed into the cars seen here.

Visible are the Jeep Grand Cherokee (~$30,000), a Maserati GranTurismo S (~$120,000), a Mini Cooper Countryman S (~$28,000) and of course that Porsche. If those are bucket seats in the photos and this is a real Speedster, it could be worth as much as $200,000.

Anyone there and know the details of what happened?

UPDATE 1: There's now video of the aftermath and it seems to point to a valet as the culprit, not a drunk driver as originally reported. We're also hearing a Bentley may have been involved. Of course, it's possible it was a drunk-driving valet!

UPDATE 2: Courtesy of Jorge, two more photos of the image. Apparently the person who wrecked the vehicles was there an hour after the crash, but no one seems to have details on who the person is.

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UPDATE 3: The local news catches up four hours later with an on-the-scene report. According to them, the Maserati "was coming down a parking garage ramp too fast, lost control, and drove his luxury sports car right under the SUV." How fast must it have been going? Also, we now think the car was a Cabriolet. No word on whether or not it's original.

(Hat tip to AutoSpotters!)

DISCUSSION

From what I can see, I'd guess that the Maserati is actually the culprit here. You can see a decent impact on the driver side door of the Cherokee. I'd guess that the Maserati t-boned it right behind the front wheel, which lifted the driver side of the Jeep enough to let the Maser dip underneath and push it into the Porsche. I think this due to the front end damage on the Maserati and the lack of front end damage to the Cherokee. You can even see a crease at the top of the Maserati grill where I can imagine the jeep getting pushed.

Also, the way things sit in the photos, it looks like the Jeep was just parked next to the Porsche and got pushed into it, which makes a lot more sense in a parking environment than that Maserati having been just sitting there at that angle. Or, perhaps both vehicles were moving and met at an intersection in the lot, as I see the passenger doors are open on the Jeep.