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Bugatti Veyron Crash into Lake Leads to Jail Time

Bugatti Veyron Crash into Lake Leads to Jail Time

Driving a Bugatti Veyron into Gulf Bay

On November 11, 2009, Lufkin’s Andy House drove a 2006 Bugatti Veyron into Gulf Bay in the La Marque, Texas region. With unique timing, a spectator filmed the event and posted it on YouTube. Nobody knew that this would change the man’s life for the next few years. Long story short, Andy House was driving down the highway when he veered to the right, right into saltwater. With the engine running, the Veyron motor flooded leading to complete destruction. The story may, or may not, be true, but that was up to the court to decide.

The Insurance Claim Dilemma

Bugatti Veyron Lake Crash—Original Video- 1st hand account – Jomgarza – YouTube

So, obviously, after the accident, the owner submits an insurance claim to the company to fix the vehicle. But, this was not an authentic claim, according to the tape. Lufkin’s Andy House, an exotic car salvage yard owner, will be spending 1 year and 1 day in federal prison. Why? Because the court states that this entire situation is insurance fraud. Furthermore, the defendant plead guilty to the event in the court of law. From a court date in 2009, the 2006 Bugatti Veyron was purchased for $1,000,000 USD, but insured for $2,200,000. This is most likely due to the collectible value of a unique car like the Veyron.

So, as seen above, the claim describes the accident occurring due to a cell phone reach. But, the video seems to tell a different story. Initially, the insurance company did pay the claim, but with YouTube video proof, took it to court. The court system is making the defendant pay back the settlement of $600,000. On top of this, due to insurance fraud, he will spend 1 year and 1 day in federal prison. Furthermore, he will have 3 years of release under supervision. This was definitely not his plan at the beginning of this situation.

One Hell of a Lesson & Story

Bugatti Veyron being fished out of a lake – SkiddMark – YouTube

Overall, this 2006 Bugatti Veyron crash is one hell of a lesson, as well as story. How many people can say that they crashed a Veyron into saltwater? Secondly, how many can say they went to jail for it? Well… not many. This was an unfortunate case of bad decision making that led to repercussions. To finish off the article, let’s make a simple, and important statement. No matter what stage you are at in life, young or old, rich or poor, always ensure to make the right decision. Making the right decision is the best way to go through life, and the wrong decision can lead to unexpected results. Just look at this guy, spending over a year in prison for insurance fraud. In conclusion, don’t crash a Veyron into a lake in the modern era of accessible cameras and YouTube videos.

Young Driver with No License Crashes McLaren 720S into Audi R8

Young Driver with No License Crashes McLaren 720S into Audi R8

An Epic McLaren 720S Crash

From 0 to 60 mph is all it takes to reach a 5 to 6-digit repair bill during an epic McLaren 720S crash. In Toronto, a 19-year-old driver with no license crashed a McLaren 720S into a parked Audi R8. Yes, you are reading this correctly. Luckily for everyone, there is a low-quality video showing the accident occur on YouTube. Warning: This accident failure may cause shock, surprise, and disappointment.

The McLaren 720S Supercar

McLaren 720S - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Unfortunately, this McLaren 720S crash was avoidable and due to bad decision-making. Either way, the McLaren 720S is quite an amazing supercar. With a starting price of $288,845, this car can easily reach into the $300k price range. For that price, the buyer receives a 4.0-liter V8 engine with 710 horsepower. This works in combination with RWD and a 7-speed automatic transmission. From 0 to 60 mph, this car really takes only 2.7 seconds. But, from 0 to 60 mph, can also take 5 to 6-digits in repairs, as seen below.

The Crash into a Parked Audi R8

2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus Quattro - Front Corner - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus Quattro – Front Corner – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

The story begins with a 19-year old driver who doesn’t have a driver’s license, but access to a McLaren 720S. The McLaren 720S crash begins with the driver accelerating on a back street near the city of Toronto. From here, things go terribly wrong. The first thought by spectators is that the driver turned off stability and traction controls. This can easily be disastrous without experience. While accelerating forward, the driver loses control and the timing is perfect for the 720S to veer into a parked Audi R8. Talk about bad luck, for both the 720S and R8 owners. Although this is the story, it may not be 100% accurate, so keep that in mind. The full details have yet to be 100% officially understood by anyone.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Inside The McLaren 720S That Crashed Into The R8! – WorldWide2025 – YouTube

The McLaren 720S crash into the Audi R8 is due to a series of unfortunate events. And no, not like the book series, movie, or TV seasons. One major lesson for everyone to learn here is that supercars are no joke. Even though, supercars are exciting and thrilling to drive, disasters aren’t a short step away. It only takes one mistake and a few seconds for a great day to turn into hell on earth. Especially, if you are a young driver with no license operating a vehicle illegally, and probably without insurance. In conclusion, the McLaren 720S crash will forever be the epitome of a gut-wrenching supercar disaster.

Porsche Boxter Spyder Crashes into Boise Cars and Coffee

Porsche Boxter Spyder Crashes into Boise Cars and Coffee

An Unfortunate Sequence of Events

In an unfortunate sequence of events, a Porsche Boxter Spyder crashed into a crowd at the Boise Spectrum in Idaho. After a cars and coffee meet-up, the Porsche Boxter driver decided to give the crowd a show on the way out. While the Porsche Boxter Spyder was accelerating, the driver lost traction causing the vehicle to swerve towards the crowd. Unfortunately, the Boxter plowed through many people, placing 11 in the hospital. What was initially an attempt to show off the power of the Boxter Spyder led to a disaster.

Porsche Boxter Spyder Crash at Boise Cars & Coffee

The Porsche Boxter Spyder starts at a MSRP of $82,100. The Boxter sports a 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine producing 375 horsepower. At 2,899 pounds, the Boxter has decent mileage compared to other sports cars. The Boxter gets 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. On the exterior, the Boxter Spyder has a stylish body kit compared to its predecessors.

In the video above, the Porsche Boxter Spyder can be seen leaving the event. As the Boxter accelerates, traction is lost causing the vehicle to swerve towards the crowd. The Boxter then hopped the curb and plowed into a bunch of people. Fortunately, it seems no one was killed in this incident but on the other hand, many were injured. The impact with the crowd caused a variety of injuries for 11 observers of the event. Warning: The video may be distressing for some people, watch at your own risk.

“Serious but not Critical Injuries”

The Boise Police stated that the crash caused “serious but not critical injuries” to the observers. The event’s organizers also made a statement:

“Speed, racing or any other types of driving are not part of the event. This accident occurred on a public road and was the driver’s sole decision. We do not condone exhibition of speed on any level on public roads.”

Drive Respectfully at Cars and Coffee Events

In the end, hopefully this one incident doesn’t spoil the event for other attendees. Cars and coffee is a great way to display your vehicle and meet new people. There is always a variety of vehicles ranging from basics to exotics. Anyone attending a cars and coffee meeting should respect all laws on the road as this video shows a bad outcome. Overall, the accident was unfortunate and hopefully the injured bystanders heal quickly.

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