$275,000 Lambo goes up in flames at gas station

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  1. catchthecarp

    catchthecarp Well-Known Member

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    This was a local news item from this past Tuesday, an unlucky Lambo owner was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A mini-van driver forgot to remove the gas pump from their vehicle and pulled the hose off the pump, spraying gasoline onto a $275,000 Lambo Huracan Performante. The Lambo driver had just parked his car and had gone inside the station and the hot engine ignited the gasoline. The mini-driver was identified, hope they have good insurance.....

    The link below is a cell phone vid a bystander captured as the mini-van pulled off the hose from the pump and showers the Lambo with gas.

    Lambo getting doused with gas

    The resulting inferno.....

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    Can't imagine the insurance company is going to be too happy!
     
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    I saw someone do this for the first time about two months ago, just pulled away and ripped the gas hose off. Luckily in this case, the hose cutoff worked and no gas really spilled, and no fire. Guy went back in the store with the hose all curled up in his arms saying "We got a problem here!". Kudos to him for his honesty! Sucks for the Lambo owner, did nothing wrong and lost his car!
     
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    Gotta admire the dude for coming back in with the hose, that's for sure.
     
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    I've actually done that. Was going into work on Saturday, stopped to fill up, and so excited that I was actually filling up and putting in $5, I forgot to hang the hose up and pulled away from the pump. The hose snapped off and the pump handle and about 8 feet of hose was hanging out of the filler neck on my GMC S-15. When I went back in, the gal behind the counter said not to worry about it. That it happens all the time!
     
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    I saw a guy in a VW jetta driving down the highway 60+ mph with the nozzle and hose hanging from the side of his car. I tried to get next to him to let him know, but traffic got in the way. Seemed very dangerous to me.
     
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