Ben Affleck’s son, 10, crashes Lamborghini at car dealership

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Ben Affleck and son Samuel struck a spot of bother while out car shopping - BauerGriffin
Ben Affleck and son Samuel struck a spot of bother while out car shopping - BauerGriffin

Ben Affleck’s 10-year-old son reversed a bright yellow Lamborghini into another luxury car while his father was out car shopping with Jennifer Lopez.

Samuel Garner Affleck - whose mother is actress Jennifer Garner - jumped at the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a Lamborghini Urus in Los Angeles, but as he got in, the SUV jolted and appeared to make contact with a parked BMW.

The incident at 777 Exotics - where Lamborghini Urus cost $1,475 per day to rent - didn’t result in any injuries.

However, both the Batman star, 49, and his son went round to the back of the £200,000 car to inspect for damage.

Luckily, no damage was done to the yellow Lamborghini or cars nearby, a representative of Affleck confirmed to TMZ.

The Lamborghini has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, can go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph.

Affleck hugged his shell-shocked son closely as fiancé Jennifer Lopez looked on, but they were all seen smiling soon after, once staff from the dealership had come over and chatted with them.

Ben Affleck is seen on the set of the 'Untitled Nike Movie' on June 24 - Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin
Ben Affleck is seen on the set of the 'Untitled Nike Movie' on June 24 - Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin

An employee from the dealership told the New York Post that the cars in their lot are parked tightly together and said: “When [Samuel] got into the car, it jerked back and forth.”

'No hard feelings'

No one was injured and there were no hard feelings, the employee said. “Everybody was OK,” he said.

“They seemed happy and continued to browse. Affleck loves cars,” the dealership staffer said. “We hope they come in again.”

In California, people as young as 15 and a half can obtain a special “provisional” drivers license.

Youngsters can obtain a learner's permit in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, North and South Dakota at just 14 years old.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles special screening of 'Marry Me' in February - Rich Fury
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles special screening of 'Marry Me' in February - Rich Fury

Samuel is one of three children Affleck shares with Garner. She has not commented on the incident. The pair were married in 2005 and divorced in 2018.

At a conference last year, she said: "I really can't complain about my kids. They're pretty awesome. They humour me. But I have chilled out and stopped trying to be my mom."

Last Mother’s Day, Affleck wrote a heartfelt tribute to Garner, saying: “So happy to share these kids with you. Luckiest parents in the world. Thanks for all the good you do. Happy Mother's Day. Love, their Dad."

Affleck has since got engaged to Jennifer Lopez, sparking a huge reaction online and in public, where they are regularly mobbed by fans. The pair were previously engaged and then separated in 2002.

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