Watch this $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador get Blindsided by a Taxi
Speeding Strikes Again
Ask any professional emergency responder what makes a crash so violent, and they will tell you the same thing time and time again: speed. In the video below, an unfortunate series of events unfolded that resulted in a pretty nasty wreck. Speed seems to be one of the biggest factors in why this taxi driver may need a new job, but there are definitely other influences at play here.
First, you will see a police officer speeding down the street, likely responding to some kind of urgent call or eager to get some coffee. You can see a Nissan Tsuru taxi yielding to the emergency vehicle, before performing an illegal U-turn. Unfortunately for him, someone else was making use of the open roads behind the cop. Speeding right along after the officer is a white Lamborghini Aventador. You’ve probably guessed what happens next.
Unsurprisingly, the Lamborghini came out with some very expensive scrapes, while the Nissan Tsuru was totally destroyed. Not shocking considering their crash safety ratings. If you pay close enough attention, you can see the Lambo swivel around at the last moment as to not T-bone the taxi directly. Although the taxi driver was going at a lower speed, and yes, likely tried to perform a U-turn without observing how fast the Lambo was going, he suffered the brunt of the damage as a result of his mistake. The Lambo reported damages of around $40,000, but caused the majority of the damages to be worse due to his speed. Luckily the police officer was not far off, and was able to double back immediately to provide assistance. This is just one of those situations where everyone loses.
No one was seriously injured during the wreck, but one female customer in the taxi did sustain some minor injuries. Hopefully, there is a law in Mexico that held the Lambo driver responsible for speeding behind a cop, as it is completely illegal in most, if not all, US states. From what we understand, the taxi driver did hold most of the responsibility, and the Aventador driver gave him a pass. After all, he was now out of the job and afterward, needed to reach out to the community for help. Not much is known about his current status.