Lamborghini Wrecked, Halved In Weekend Fort Worth Accident [Fort Worth Lamborghini Crash]

Oct 28, 2008 Full story: Jalopnik 31

Last Friday night a Lamborghini Gallardo speeding through a rainy Fort Worth, Texas struck a tree and split in half when the driver lost control after hydroplaning across standing water.

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Pastor Washington

Grand Prairie, TX

#1 Oct 28, 2008
I was traveling N. on Beach this past Friday night and had half of a flaming vehicle come at me. By the grace of God, I was able to move and get on to the median. I went back to help the two men lying there, one of them was not moving at all, the other was screaming for help. The police came and kicked me and my father in law out of the area, everything was on fire around us. We didn't get a scratch, but we have been praying for those two men, I don't know what happened to them or what hospital they went to. These pictures do not tell the complete story, having seen it first hand, there should have naturally been no survivors, glory to God. dewayne.washington@gentlemenss ociety.org
Jason Smith

Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 28, 2008
I heard about this crash since the guy in the passenger seat I use to work with. From what I hear Pastor is that the driver is in critical condition with massive head injuries and the passenger is in stable condition and they had to amputate his left leg. It is by the glory of God that they did not both die on the scene with just looking at the pictures. That is a great thing you did to try and help them.
Jeremy J J Allen

Irving, TX

#3 Oct 28, 2008
I was friends with them both, please pray for them.
What Ya Get

Little Elm, TX

#4 Oct 28, 2008
Sounds like that's what the idiot gets for driving like he did. People that drive like maniacs deserve what they get when the car comes to a crashing end. No sympathy here.
Richard Schalij

Austin, TX

#5 Oct 31, 2008
If you drive a fast car please know that there are race tracks available in the DFW area where you can drive at high speeds, away from normal drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians who are just trying to get home from work, or to pick up some groceries, or enjoying a nice stroll. I understand the thrill of fast cars, I've had many of them including two very fast modified Porsche Turbos, and I did study high performance driving techniques extensively, but even a very well trained driver is not perfect. And most average drivers are not very well trained, but everyone thinks they are a great driver. Look at these idiots who ride our bumpers like they want to give us a love tap. And if alcohol or drugs were involved then that would be really stupid. Luckily no one outside the 512HP all wheel drive Lambo was hurt, and it is pretty clear that those involved have paid a high price, and I'm not talking about the once beautiful Lamborghini Gallardo.
WOW

United States

#6 Nov 2, 2008
I wish the passagers the best (recovery)
Shollymarie

Wichita, KS

#7 Nov 2, 2008
What Ya Get wrote:
Sounds like that's what the idiot gets for driving like he did. People that drive like maniacs deserve what they get when the car comes to a crashing end. No sympathy here.
What an awful thing to say! They hydoplained in the water...yes, he was speeding but no one deserves that, and they are someone's child, father or loved one.
Real Concerned Citizen

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2008
No one does deserve that but his consequence was of his own choosing. You can't expect to be invinsible if you're driving like an idiot. Yes, a brother, child, or loved one but one who made a big mistake by ignoring the law. There is a consequence for each of our actions and his was a terrible one but it was in his hands to choose which way things ended up. He has no one to blame but himself.
Runtyme7

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Nov 4, 2008
You that criticize show a great lack of character and less heart. Yes, there are consequences for actions. No one denies that. However, you that are being so critical, do you ever imagine that a parent or loved one may be reading these posts. You may well be adding to their already breaking hearts.

The driver is in a coma and is not expected to live. The passenger, who had no culpability or responsibility, has lost one leg and in jeopardy of losing the other.

His mother is sitting beside him 24 hours a day and hearing her young son scream in agony every time they replace bandages. Pray that you never have to face that kind of trauma.

Show some respect and simply keep hateful responses to yourself. Be gracious and offer a prayer that the thorns in these lives have a positive impact down the road.
What Ya Get

Little Elm, TX

#10 Nov 7, 2008
You are absolutely correct....about the passenger,it wasn't his fault but as far as the driver, if he doesn't make it at least there's one less potential killer driver off the roads to hurt or kill others again.
So sad

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Nov 13, 2008
They did not own the car...A group of friends got togather and rented it. I will tell you, the driver is in BAD shape, he does have a caring mother and friends that are by him day and night. The son is the only child of this poor mom. He will never be a normal person again, they weren't exagerating about critical condition.

For all of those that can judge so quickly...What if it was your child. Everyone makes bad decisions at times. I hope that his poor mom never gets on these blogs and reads so many heartless comments, and this site is kinder than most. Remember what they say about "glass houses." It was a POOR choice, I guess that all those judging have NEVER done anything they regret, drove tired, talking on cell phone... Everyone has had moments that could have harmed others on the rode.

For all those with empathy...Pray for this young mans mother. She will need many prayers... The driver could use prayer, might have been better for him if he had passed away in car...hard life remains for all those envolved, TRUST ME, not in good shape.
Think

Frisco, TX

#12 Nov 15, 2008
Shollymarie wrote:
<quoted text>What an awful thing to say! They hydoplained in the water...yes, he was speeding but no one deserves that, and they are someone's child, father or loved one.
You wouldnt approve so easily if they had hit someone you knew or yourself and killed them. I ride a motorcycle and know its dangerous enough on the roads. If the impact was serious enough to split the car in half then they were going close to 100 mph at the least.
Teflon Don

Granbury, TX

#13 Nov 15, 2008
Real Concerned Citizen wrote:
No one does deserve that but his consequence was of his own choosing. You can't expect to be invinsible if you're driving like an idiot. Yes, a brother, child, or loved one but one who made a big mistake by ignoring the law. There is a consequence for each of our actions and his was a terrible one but it was in his hands to choose which way things ended up. He has no one to blame but himself.
I completely agree with this post, weather conditions and speed played a huge part in this collision, but the biggest factor that the bleeding hearts cannot admit to is driver errors. It is by the graces of god that no one else outside their toy didnt get hurt, they knew their dangers and still took a chance with not just their lives, but every other person that was on that road. Very inconsiderate on their part, and no sympathy from me here. Instead of get what they deserve, its more accurately put, serves you right.
Teflon Don

Granbury, TX

#14 Nov 15, 2008
So sad wrote:
They did not own the car...A group of friends got togather and rented it. I will tell you, the driver is in BAD shape, he does have a caring mother and friends that are by him day and night. The son is the only child of this poor mom. He will never be a normal person again, they weren't exagerating about critical condition.
For all of those that can judge so quickly...What if it was your child. Everyone makes bad decisions at times. I hope that his poor mom never gets on these blogs and reads so many heartless comments, and this site is kinder than most. Remember what they say about "glass houses." It was a POOR choice, I guess that all those judging have NEVER done anything they regret, drove tired, talking on cell phone... Everyone has had moments that could have harmed others on the rode.
For all those with empathy...Pray for this young mans mother. She will need many prayers... The driver could use prayer, might have been better for him if he had passed away in car...hard life remains for all those envolved, TRUST ME, not in good shape.
You are an idiot for everything you said here, every time i begin to "empathize" for this so called poor man, it leads me nowhere, because the simple truth is I live everyday with every single one of my "poor" decisions,just as every other human out here. It is hard to feel sorry for someone who tried to kill himself and his passenger who i believe it said lost his leg....all because of a "poor" decision. The so called heartless comments are not heartless at all, just calling a duck a duck and a goose a goose and laying the truth out in an upset manor because it could have very well have been them in front of that missile. my heart goes out to the family for this, but not to the driver.
So sad

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Nov 18, 2008
Teflon Don wrote:
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You are an idiot for everything you said here, every time i begin to "empathize" for this so called poor man, it leads me nowhere, because the simple truth is I live everyday with every single one of my "poor" decisions,just as every other human out here. It is hard to feel sorry for someone who tried to kill himself and his passenger who i believe it said lost his leg....all because of a "poor" decision. The so called heartless comments are not heartless at all, just calling a duck a duck and a goose a goose and laying the truth out in an upset manor because it could have very well have been them in front of that missile. my heart goes out to the family for this, but not to the driver.
I was simply say pray for the family. Most of the blogers are posting comments like "daddy can I have another one" or "rich jerks shouldn't be allowed to have drivers license." My point is many people are attacking the driver because he was rich. I hate the jelous attacks. The man that caused the wreck will NEVER read these...trust me... His mom and friends might. I am a mom and I feel for her. There are all kids of rumors on the web about it was his girlfriend in the car with him and tons of nonsense. He was not rich...hate that he made a stupid mistake... hate that people do get killed by jerks on the road every day... throwing attacks about how he deserved it because he was rich is rediculous. The wreck happened, no one outside of the car was injured...end of story...The driver has payed a VERY VERY high price. He is still in the hospital and will probably spend the rest of his days in a long term care facility. The passenger has payed a HIGH price too. Poor choices. Very SAD. I feel for their moms. BUT, I'M SORRY THAT MAKES ME AN IDIOT, I AM SYMPATHETIC TO HIS MOTHER THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY READ THESE SOME DAY...I THINK ALL THE PETTY JERKS MAKING POSTS ABOUT HOW HE DESERVES IT BECAUSE HE WAS RICH...THEY ARE THE IDIOT!!!
Real Concerned Citizen

United States

#16 Nov 22, 2008
I think he is an idiot and I had no idea he had money! HIs injuries are from his own mistakes so please stop trying to throw the blame elsewhere. He drove like an idiot and there was a consequence - plain and simple. Sometimes our actions lead to getting away with it, sometimes something mild happens and sometimes tragedy happens, such as in this case. Just like an enabling parent you need to stop blaming others for the terribly poor choices by an adult!
What Ya Get

Little Elm, TX

#17 Nov 27, 2008
So sad wrote:
<quoted text>
I was simply say pray for the family. Most of the blogers are posting comments like "daddy can I have another one" or "rich jerks shouldn't be allowed to have drivers license." My point is many people are attacking the driver because he was rich. I hate the jelous attacks. The man that caused the wreck will NEVER read these...trust me... His mom and friends might. I am a mom and I feel for her. There are all kids of rumors on the web about it was his girlfriend in the car with him and tons of nonsense. He was not rich...hate that he made a stupid mistake... hate that people do get killed by jerks on the road every day... throwing attacks about how he deserved it because he was rich is rediculous. The wreck happened, no one outside of the car was injured...end of story...The driver has payed a VERY VERY high price. He is still in the hospital and will probably spend the rest of his days in a long term care facility. The passenger has payed a HIGH price too. Poor choices. Very SAD. I feel for their moms. BUT, I'M SORRY THAT MAKES ME AN IDIOT, I AM SYMPATHETIC TO HIS MOTHER THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY READ THESE SOME DAY...I THINK ALL THE PETTY JERKS MAKING POSTS ABOUT HOW HE DESERVES IT BECAUSE HE WAS RICH...THEY ARE THE IDIOT!!!
I don't care if he was rich, poor or middle class the driver got what he brought upon himself.
josh armstrong

United States

#18 Nov 27, 2008
whats up bro? you are correct. i did lose my left foot. i think this thing is going to end up being a good thing as i look at life in a totaly different way now. hope you are doing well!
Jason Smith wrote:
I heard about this crash since the guy in the passenger seat I use to work with. From what I hear Pastor is that the driver is in critical condition with massive head injuries and the passenger is in stable condition and they had to amputate his left leg. It is by the glory of God that they did not both die on the scene with just looking at the pictures. That is a great thing you did to try and help them.
What is the real truth

La Porte, TX

#20 Dec 8, 2008
I don't understand why everyone assumes they know what the truth is or exactly what happened. I don't understand why people that truly know nothing at all make post like they do know. What is up with that?
The driver made a seriously bad choice and his actions will forever change the life of the passanger for the rest of his life. The driver is at fault and no one else. The driver made the wrong choices.
To those that think they know. The passanger suffered a traumatic amputation and many procedures of exccrutitation pain over and over. His mother had to endure this time and time again. The passangers mom never left his side 24/7. His brother was also at his side.
Traumatic Amputation- ripped off at the scene of the accident. Much differnt than an amputation. More critical than a surgerical amputation.
A group of people did not rent this car, no one is rich. Speed kill and carless actions have a ripple effect. Let the authorities straighten this out.
The driver will be judged but not by us here on earth.
What is the real truth

La Porte, TX

#21 Dec 8, 2008
So many write and so few know the real truth. The driver was not rich. The passanger was not rich. A group did not rent the car. What is the truth? Everyone passes on information, the truth changes and some just write trash to be a part of this. This is high profile because of the make of the car and nothing more. The driver did make a huge mistake that he will pay for a life time and so will that passanger. The passanger did not use the key. The driver has full responsibility. I hope he owns up to this. The family of the passanger is the one the is really suffering. Does anyone know what a traumatic amputation is? It is nothing like a surigical amputation. It is much more serious. The passanger has more than just a missing lower leg. Show some compansion and pray for him and his family. They did nothing. If we get behind the wheel we need to understand that we alone are responsible for everyone in that car and all in the path.

Let us pray the driver takes responsibility. Pray for all involved.

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