Man distracted by bird drives Bugatti into marsh

Nov 13, 2009 Full story: 13

A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston.

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The Always Amazing Al

Hampton, VA

#1 Nov 13, 2009
Rich don't mean smart.

Milwaukee, WI

#3 Nov 13, 2009
It's a 3 year old car so it's only worth 1.2 mil. It was his everyday car. lol

Noblesville, IN

#4 Nov 13, 2009
I hope it was an important call.

“When you treat a kitty right,”

Since: Sep 09

you will be the cat's meow.

#5 Nov 13, 2009
A Bugatti in a salt marsh ... nuthin' gonna be good about that!


Since: Feb 08


#6 Nov 13, 2009
rick wrote:
I hope it was an important call.
haha, must've got the recording, "your call is important to us, please stay on the line for the next available agent"

“As seen on TV”

Since: Jul 09

40.6260°N, 75.3710°W

#7 Nov 13, 2009
Pelican #1 says to Pelican #2: See this car coming? Dude's on his cell phone, watch this (swoops down in front of windshield).


Since: Jan 08


#8 Nov 13, 2009
amazing: it was the bird's fault nothing to do with being on a cell phone while driving .... and if you drive a Bugatti then you can afford a hands free yes??

“Oh smartness, where art thou?”

Since: Nov 07

Dey tuk er jerbs!

#9 Nov 13, 2009
It's a bird! it's a plane! it's a *SPLASH*

Since: Jan 07

Location Shown

#10 Nov 14, 2009
Comparative Negligence Could come into Play,...

Lufkin, TX

#11 Nov 24, 2009
hahah omg, you people are funny! In the local paper, someone taped this incident & put it on there, it does not show a pelican. THe man either dropped his phone & it fell under the brake pedal & the idiot swerved at the same time he went to get his phone (bc he was going to fast to control the car) OR it was an insurance scam. I have dropped my phone under the brake before, kind of scary but i kicked it out, not bend down eyes off the road & freakin swerve off.... you just let off the gas, hello! haha. O yea & you would think this car would have that bluetooth capability where you wouldnt need to even have your phone to your ear or an ear piece.

Tyler, TX

#12 Dec 30, 2009
maybe he just can't drive? that's a lot of car to handle.

Medford, NY

#13 Dec 31, 2009
I can relate.
On a few occasions I almost accidentally swerved off the road when I became distracted by hooters.....

Nacogdoches, TX

#14 Jan 6, 2010
He paid $750K for that car, used. Not "1.2 mil."

He did it on purpose to get an insurance claim. He restores vehicles for a living.

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