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    Darwin Award in the ATX

    Folks with too much money and no grey matter between their ears.
    This is a narrow twisty road in sections and never a good place to be over 35MPH where he performed this stunt.

    http://kxan.com/2017/01/17/photos-dr...-austin-crash/
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Folks with too much money and no grey matter between their ears.
    This is a narrow twisty road in sections and never a good place to be over 35MPH where he performed this stunt.

    http://kxan.com/2017/01/17/photos-dr...-austin-crash/
    They need to bring back that old TV show........."This is your life". I would love to see the episode featuring this guy.
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    Mug shot sums things up nicely..... jailhouse garb and his arm in a sling. Wonder if Daddy bought him the Ferrari?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Mug shot sums things up nicely..... jailhouse garb and his arm in a sling. Wonder if Daddy bought him the Ferrari?
    Pretty stylish jailhouse garb. In my area, they're brownish orange and no stripes
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    Really a shame about the car .
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortythorne View Post
    Really a shame about the car .
    Think of it as economic stimulus.

    A new car will be sold, a tow truck operator / salvage yard will charge fees, the defense attorneys and hospitals will charge fees, the the municipality will assess fines, the land owner may be awarded damages, etc. Several people are saying thank you, right now.
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    The other two people in the car will probably get a check from the insurance company also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    The other two people in the car will probably get a check from the insurance company also.
    Isn't ones insurance invalid if driving drunk?
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    Not too long ago there was a similar story involving a guy wrecking a borrowed Ferrari Enzo valued at a million dollars. Also doing over 100 MPH. High horsepower, high speed and high BAC combined with mediocre IQ seldom works out well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    The other two people in the car will probably get a check from the insurance company also.
    Certainly not liability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelliott View Post
    Isn't ones insurance invalid if driving drunk?
    Not usually. There is normally no such exclusion, certainly to liability coverage, because that simply harms the already harmed. Contrary to public policy I believe the term is. I am not a lawyer but I'm sure at least one will correct me if I am wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Certainly not liability.
    No insurance? That's what civil courts are for. More economic stimulus.
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    Certainly a top 10 contender. Very fast car, twisty road, drunk idiot behind the wheel. Yep, sounds like we have everything needed. Don't worry about the car, that will buff right out.

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    I'm no Ferrari expert but that looks like a twin seat sports car. How in the world did they get three people in there and more to the point, without a seat belt for at least one of them and sitting on someones lap, how could they walk away from a flip like that?

    One of my greatest fears on two wheels, is meeting this idiot or one of his many friends coming the other way. My R1200GS was supplied without the optional airbags and roll cage. , so although he walks away, I'd be cactus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark H View Post
    I'm no Ferrari expert but that looks like a twin seat sports car. How in the world did they get three people in there and more to the point, without a seat belt for at least one of them and sitting on someones lap, how could they walk away from a flip like that?
    One of the articles I read mentioned it was a two seater. Ferrari has at least one four seater.

    Looks like it was this model.

    http://www.caranddriver.com/ferrari/458

    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/28/2...eciale-review/
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