Man Distracted by bird drives Bugatti into marsh

 I hope your insurance includes "Acts of Idiocy"
LA MARQUE, Texas – A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.

The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist. The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.

Gilchrist said he doesn't know if the car was salvageable, but in his words, " Salt water isn't good for anything." He says the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was not injured.

A 2006 Bugatti Veyron was recently offered for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., for $1.25 million.
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I loled =D

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Posted by Ujio
 I hope your insurance includes "Acts of Idiocy"
LA MARQUE, Texas – A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.

The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist. The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.

Gilchrist said he doesn't know if the car was salvageable, but in his words, " Salt water isn't good for anything." He says the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was not injured.

A 2006 Bugatti Veyron was recently offered for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., for $1.25 million.
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I loled =D

Posted by fwylo

Hahaha so vicious, but I guess if you can afford to do that.  He can probably afford to buy another one,  or something to make him happy once again afterwards.  Like a bunch of arabian hookers or something.

Posted by Adamantium

Yup, caution and general intelligence are inversely proportional to the amount of money spent on luxury vehicles.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

Brutal

Posted by Nictel

Hmm so it doesn't work in 2 ft. of salt water? Well that's good to know.

Posted by fwylo
@Nictel said:
" Hmm so it doesn't work in 2 ft. of salt water? Well that's good to know. "
Haha ya definitely skip that one when car shopping.
Posted by ahriman22

Good, I fucking hate Italian cars.

Posted by ryanwho

That pelican is going to have to pull double shifts  flying babies in napsacks to new parents just to cover the court costs.

Edited by Nictel
@ahriman22 said:

" Good, I fucking hate Italian cars. "

It's a German brand. So there goes your hatred.
Mr. Bugatti came from Italy originally though but still the cars were always made in Germany.
Posted by ahriman22
@Nictel: Ah whatever, the name is still retarded enough to garner some hate from me. That name is waay too Italian.
Posted by baconbits33
@Nictel: Actually they are made in France...... it says so in the article....
Posted by Blair
@Nictel: Wrong.  Bugatti is a French brand.
Posted by Bucketdeth

  

Posted by sgjackson

No bird in sight.
 
 http://jalopnik.com/5404403/exclusive-video-of-bugatti-veyron-actually-crashing-into-texas-lake

Posted by nanikore

German, French, Italian. It's all the same thing. Real men drive a mean lean Lada.
 

Posted by Blair
Posted by Nictel
@baconbits33 said:
" @Nictel: Actually they are made in France...... it says so in the article.... "
Molsheim belonged to the German Empire when Bugatti was founded. 
 
:-P No I'm not admitting I'm wrong. Still it's owned by Volkswagen.
Posted by DanielJW

I would break that pelican's neck.

Posted by Blair
@Nictel:  That's the equivalent of saying that Lamborghini is German because it's owned by Audi.
Posted by baconbits33
@Nictel: But all the cars are made in France... as a matter of fact their website can be in German, English, and French..... It's a French made car, it has a French name, and even the company suggests its French. You don't need to admit it, just stop fighting a lost cause.
Posted by JoelTGM

That's why you don't buy a million dollar car for daily commuting.

Posted by jonnyboy

*Does really bad Al Pacino impression* 
 
"Look at dem pellica.......SMASH"

Posted by Nictel
@Blair said:
" @Nictel:  That's the equivalent of saying that Lamborghini is German because it's owned by Audi. "
 
Wel...
 
@baconbits33 said:
" @Nictel: But all the cars are made in France... as a matter of fact their website can be in German, English, and French..... It's a French made car, it has a French name, and even the company suggests its French. You don't need to admit it, just stop fighting a lost cause. "
 
I can live with that.
 
 
So which car does work in salty water?
Posted by baconbits33
 @Nictel said:
" @Blair said:
" @Nictel:  That's the equivalent of saying that Lamborghini is German because it's owned by Audi. "
 
Wel...
 
@baconbits33 said:
" @Nictel: But all the cars are made in France... as a matter of fact their website can be in German, English, and French..... It's a French made car, it has a French name, and even the company suggests its French. You don't need to admit it, just stop fighting a lost cause. "
 I can live with that.   So which car does work in salty water? "

HOOAH MOTHERFUCKA!!!!!!
Posted by Lind_L_Taylor
Posted by the_stig

I still can't believe he left the engine on for about 15 minutes in the water.

Posted by Ujio
@the_stig said:
" I still can't believe he left the engine on for about 15 minutes in the water. "
All that money and no intelligence to speak of =P
Posted by dbz1995

Well, here in the UK, all we got are fucking pigeons, so I would happily drive my Veyron into a pond to look at a pelican.

Posted by Shadow

That's pretty damn funny, and serves him right too.  Better a river than a person or another car.

Posted by the_stig
@Ujio said:
" @the_stig said:
" I still can't believe he left the engine on for about 15 minutes in the water. "
All that money and no intelligence to speak of =P "
He is probably some dumb oil heir which is probably the same reason they haven't divulged his name yet.
Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

*sigh* Only in Texas... -_-

Posted by Brunchies

This just in, Pelicans and idiots are the number 1 car crash source in America!