Skip to comments.Murci, Murcy Me: Man wins Lamborghini, wrecks it hours later
Posted on 12/20/2011 4:40:20 PM PST by BenLurkin
Rarely does one person get to experience such highs and lows within mere hours of each other, but when it happens, the comedown is often all the more painful. Just ask Santaquin, Utah resident David Dopp. The Frito-Lay truck driver won a green Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster, grand prize in the "Joe Schmo To Lambo" contest operated by Maverik gas stations and teamgive.org last month.
Dopp, father of six, was finally presented the car on Saturday afternoon, after which he set about driving it around the neighborhood, giving rides to friends. His elation wouldn't last. Less than six hours after taking delivery of the Lamborghini, Dopp lost control of the 640-horsepower Italian, hopped a curb and spun it into an embankment 75 feet from the road. A witness, Miles Davis (yes, really), said that skid marks were evident on the road and that the car ended up facing the wrong direction. Neither Dopp nor his friend in the passenger seat were injured.
Police say the accident was likely "speed-related," although Dopp reportedly says he was only doing 40-50 mph when he lost control of the car on a section of road with a 35-mph speed limit. Dopp maintains he might have hit some black ice or gravel.
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He still owes the taxes on it, too.
What a shame.
They have no pic of it after the wreck. The article needs one.
Everyone thinks they are Mario Andretti. Probably 90% of the people who dream of having one of these would have done the same thing.
what a dufus. If I won that ridiculous car I wouldn’t even let them put it in my driveway. Id have it sold before ever even touching the keys.
What a dumb a$$!
He now owes taxes on the crashed car and he is likely to lose his job as a Frito Lay delivery driver.
Anyway, so he wrecked it. BFD. They can fix that sort of thing. Anyway, Dopp probably ain't as dumb as he looks (face it Dopp, ain't nobody that dumb). That "Black Ice" "Gravel" story is priceless. Sue the highway department, why doncha?
After they unbend your Lambo, remember to have a coupla-three cocktails before you drive it again. Kinda steadies you down.
Oh my. It is hard to say what I would have done. I know I would have driven it before sold it. Yet just to hear one is heavenly.
Honest mom, I don't know how that magazine got under my mattress........
Not me, I'd have waited till the first big snow fall just to see how it does in snow.......
Well, there’s yer problem right there. A lift kit and some ka-nobbly tahrs on that bad boy and he’ll handle the snow just fine. That must be the cheap model - I don’t even see a trailer hitch.
Truth is Kenny, that’s a lot of horses under your big toe.
You have to drive it like you have a fresh raw egg between your foot and the gas pedal.
Nothing his local Earl Scheib can’t fix with a little bondon and some ducktape!
Wow!! Hard to believe going over a curb would have rolled it and caused the roof to cave in like that!
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