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Truck driver wins Lamborghini, crashes it hours later

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http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motora...amborghini-crashes-hours-later-220724449.html

Thanks to a Utah convenience store's contest, Frito-Lay truck driver David Dopp won another set of wheels last Saturday: this lime-green, 631-hp Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640, worth at least $200,000. Such an awesome car that will...oops, he already wrecked it.

Just a few hours after getting the keys to the V-12 powered Italian supercar named for a famed Spanish fighting bull, Dopp took to the roads around his home in Santaquin, Utah. According to In Santaquin News, police were called about dusk after a witness spotted the all-wheel-drive Lambo bass-ackwards in a field, with skidmarks from where it left the road.

Dopp -- who had apparently already taken one call from the local police about takin' it easy before going off-road -- says he was going about 40 mph to 50 mph on a 35-mph road when he hit a patch of what he called black ice or gravel. The police report says the car went over a curb, off the road and 75 feet into the field, calling the accident "speed related."

The Murcielago is now bound for Las Vegas, where mechanics will calculate a repair estimate on the busted oil pan and damaged bumper. Dopp, who has insurance, says the day was "an emotional roller coaster." If you mess with a bull, don't be surprised when you get the horns

what a dummy
 
What a big time idiot. I would've turned around & sold it for a nice chunk of change instead of keeping it.
 
What a big time idiot. I would've turned around & sold it for a nice chunk of change instead of keeping it.

Same here. 200K may not be a lot of money to some people, but it's a hell of a lot to me.
 
^ Same here. The thread title was enough to get me to chuckle. Dummy busted up his new ride ... Haha
 
yeah, I def woulda sold that mf myself
 
Um wow. That's just... yeah. :dry:
 
What a big time idiot. I would've turned around & sold it for a nice chunk of change instead of keeping it.

Same here, they're beautiful cars, but not something I would actually want to own. I'd live in a constant state of worry that someone would either a.) steal it or b.) wreck it.
 
I would have drove it for a little bit, make sure everyone I know saw me driving it... then sell it!
 
I seen a guy crash the front end of a brand new mustang convertible leaving the dealership.
 
In middle school we had to compete in the Science Fair, and they had the dumb idea of having the judges just be local people assigned at random. Our judge was a Frito Lays truck driver with zero experience or formal education in science. Our experiment was testing the effects of booze and caffiene on spiders and their webs (with crazy results). We lost to someone that tested the effects of friction (rugs vs hard floor) on hot wheels cars.

This story made me smile.
 
Seriously? You had to have laughed out loud seeing that.


I saw the whole thing from across the street. I was more like :wow: at first. I think it happens to more people than we think because they aren't used to the acceleration or something. It does crack me up looking back on it though.
 
I saw a yellow bumble bee camaro wrecked in an intersection 2 years ago. I felt bad for the guy. :waa: Bad enough you wrecked your car, now you have to deal with your insurance aholes.
 
I don't think the guy is that big of an idiot. He was only going 40-50MPH. He was nowhere near 90MPH or even 100MPH.
 
Am I the only person in the world who would go slower than the speed limit in a sports car?
 
I don't think the guy is that big of an idiot. He was only going 40-50MPH. He was nowhere near 90MPH or even 100MPH.

he said he was doing 40 some MPH but I bet he was going faster then that
 
he said he was doing 40 some MPH but I bet he was going faster then that

Yeah, that's just what he admitted to. I'd tack another 20-30 on that, at least.
 

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