Lamborghini Murcielago won by man in Utah, crashed same day

Dec 21, 2011
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It's not every day that a man wins a lime green Lamborghini automobile anywhere in the world, much less in Utah, and even less likely is the very real event that happened less than 6 hours after mister David Dopp took his brand new machine out for a spin: he spun out. Crashing your brand new automobile stings pretty badly, though whether it hurts more to crash a car you paid for or one you won in a contest - Dopp has firsthand experience with the latter. Would you feel terrible if you scratched that ever-loving electric exterior?

The vehicle this fellow won was the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster, the contest one titled "Joe Schmo to Lambo" and hosted by a chain of gas stations by the name of Maverik. Having a peek at this winning photo showing Dopp next to his new auto holding the gigantic YOU WON sign makes us all the more depressed that he likely hit some black ice with it very soon after. Dopp reported to the police that though he was only driving 40-50 miles per hour, he lost control of the vehicle on a section of road with a 35 mile per hour speed limit.

That's fast, but not fast enough to warrant any "OH MY GOD WHY" warnings, mind you, and Dopp says he lost control when he hit either some black ice or gravel. Luckily Dopp had full insurance on the vehicle and both he and his passenger weren't hurt at all. Have a peek at a video of Dopp speaking about his vehicle here -- unfortunately no awesome video of the crash is available at this time.

[via AutoBlog]


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