What In The… This guy intentionally made his Bugatti Veyron crash!!
Can you believe it?! On Purpose… a Bugatti Veyron crash… we certainly don’t
As it’s Friday and I am sure most of you are feeling good, so I have no trouble showing you this heart breaking photo of a £1.4 million Bugatti Veyron drowning in an East Texas lagoon.
Andy Lee House was driving along a road in Galveston, Texas on 12 November 2009 when, for some reason, he drove his 2006 Bugatti Veyron (one of the fastest, most sought after supercars in the world- with an astronomical top speed of 253mph) into the unforgiving waters of the La Marque Lagoon, destroying the exotic car. At the time the man claimed that this was because of the reflection of a low-flying pelican he saw after dropping his mobile. He left the engine running (apparently due to an attack by mosquitos) so the engine literally flooded with salt water and ruined the machine. Oh crumbs.
Unbeknownst to House, the accident was filmed by an awestruck passing motorist named Joe Garza, who did it in an ‘admiring ya motor/oh my god look it’s a 2006 Bugatti Veyron- that’s amazing’ kind of fashion rather than anticipating anything happening. He caught it as it launched off the road and into the water. He then posted it on YouTube as any conscientious bystander would (hey this is the 21st century right!). The interesting point of this is that the video didn’t seem to show a low-flying pelican at all. How peculiar… Curious and curiouser… So what happened then?
The story came to my attention a couple of weeks ago as since the incident, House’s insurance company are taking him to court for fraud. When you see the video, you will definitely understand well. It’s definitely given the investigators something to work with- it easily proves a certain inconsistency between House’s statement and the actual truth. There were also a distinct lack of skid marks on the road and mechanical evidence suggesting he left the engine of the 2006 Bugatti Veyron running for 15 minutes before it finally gave out in the water.
The 39 year old car dealer apparently took out insurance on his $1 million 2006 Bugatti Veyron (bought with a loan from his friend) which was valued at $2.2 million just a week before the “accident”… ohhhhh the plot thickens! Will he get off lightly? Well no, to be honest. He faces a hefty stretch of up to 20 years if he is sentenced for fraudulently collecting the bounty for this crime. He has already admitted deliberately doing it so the future is not looking all that glitzy for the Texas man.
More money than sense? Honestly… who the hell would intentionally make their Bugatti Veyron crash? Are they mental?! Well apparently not because then he might get it easy. So far there have been no dispersions cast on his mental stability. He most likely did this in full knowledge of the auto sacrilege he was committing.
Watch the Video though- the shock of the guy filming it is truly something to behold as he watches the Bugatti Veyron crash.