A US truck driver who won a Lamborghini supercar in a competition crashed it just six hours later. David Dopp, 34, from Santaquin, near Salt Lake City, Utah, now plans to sell the £190,000 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster.
“Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday,” he told local reporters. The father-of-six says he can’t afford the insurance or the taxes on the lime green convertible which he won in a contest run by a local chain of shops.“That’s why rich people own them,” he said. “The poor people like me don’t. I have bills more important than a Lamborghini. I’ve got a family to support.”
Mr Dopp was taking a friend for a spin in the car when he hit black ice while taking a corner at about 45mph.
The car went through a fence and came to rest in a field about 75ft from the road with damage to both front and back ends of the car, plus a punctured oil pan and tyre.
His wife Annette admitted: “My heart pretty much fell out. They said they were OK. Then came, you know, that feeling when your heart drops and you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh. What do we do now?’”
Police say the Lamborghini’s high-performance summer tires weren’t suited for icy conditions. Happily for Mr Dopp, he was insured. –YN