Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Photo: Google Maps

A video has gone viral on social media showing a blue Ferrari overtaking vehicles at high speed and then crashing into roadside signs in Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island on Thursday.

At around 2pm, a 36-year-old man was driving the sports car, which is worth about HK$5 million (nearly US$640,000), on Aberdeen Reservoir Road, Apple Daily reported. The video, which was taken by the driver of a commercial van, showed that the Ferrari went uphill and passed the van and a taxi at high speed before crashing into three roadside signs while attempting to make a right turn on to Yue Kwong Road.

No one, including the driver and a male passenger in the Ferrari, was injured in the accident, but the front of the car was badly damaged.

The driver told police he had been trying to avoid hitting a dog that was crossing the road, Oriental Daily reported.

The Ferrari 488 Spider SS has as much as 670 horsepower and can go from zero to 100km/h in about three seconds.

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