QFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
I just saw this on the news, how stupid.
Quoting Photopilot (Reply 3): Wonder what his insurance premium will be next year with that kind of payout.
But it wasn't him driving. It was a mysterious German man who managed to get away straight after the accident. I'm not quite sure about this but did the car stop instantly or did it go down the road a couple of hundred meters - in two pieces - and then stop. If it stoped instantly that would probably give ones body a hell of a lot of G's and I bet no one would be able to run away straight after it.
Nicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2800 times:
Actually reports from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department now say the car was only going atleast 110 to 120mph. Not the 200mph reported earlier. Now if the car was going 200mph, id think the alleged passenger and driver wouldve been killed instantly.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2471 times:
Well, Ferrari clearly did their homework with the safety engineering of the car! Very similar to an F1 accident, the rear section of the car detaches and the front crumples, but the "survival cell" carbon fibre box that contains the driver and passenger is unscathed. I bet once the legal issues are settled, the car is shipped directly to the Ferrari factory where it'll be analyzed for its crash performance... the article said the car was streetracing, who in their right mind would dragrace a Ferrari Enzo? Only way it'll lose is if the driver manages to get it airborne and hit a telephone pole, kinda like this. Idiot!
BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
Saw this on the news this morning, the cops are growing more & more suspicious of whether 'Dietrich' existed or not. As the owner was over the limit with alcohol it seems that he may have been the driver but didn't want to admit it.
Apparently only one of the airbags went off (not sure which one) but this would imply that there was only one person in the car as I believe airbags don't deploy if there isn't anyone in that seat.
Man that car was a mess (but probably still worth a bit).
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12878 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
If the driver of in the Calif. crash was the Swedish national you describe, how in the hell did he get into the USA? If he is a person with a criminal record, he should have been on a 'no-fly' list and denied entry into the USA - period. I would suspect that once he has faced charges and if convicted, upon service of his sentence he will be given a one way trip back to Sweden and never allowed back into the USA. Then of course, there is the little matter of bank and the car's loss. I hope it was properly insured.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 20): If the driver of in the Calif. crash was the Swedish national you describe, how in the hell did he get into the USA? If he is a person with a criminal record, he should have been on a 'no-fly' list and denied entry into the USA - period.
Immigration lawyers are very resourceful people
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
LTBEWR, well, Mr Mohammed Atta got his immigration papers renewed after he was dead.
As for "Fat-Steffe" I think UK is more likely, the bankruptcy of the UK computer-game company with losses of about 200 Million US$ surely got some fishy parts in it, than these cars.
He got a 10,5 year sentence for white collar crime in Sweden, probably served 6-7 years that´s the common practice here. More on http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=3108&date=20060222
My dad sent me this today, apparently the owner of the Ferrari also order another identical one in addition to a Mercedes SLR. They found a magazine to a handgun near the car also, and Scotland Yard has reported one of the cars as being stolen.