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Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini  
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8838 posts, RR: 24
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

It was bound to happen...



Italian police have crashed their most valuable patrol car, a 165,000-euro (£150,000) Lamborghini.

The accident happened near the northern Italian town of Cremona where it was on display at a student jobs fair.

Reports say the car swerved to avoid another vehicle which crossed into its path, ploughing into two stationary cars. It was damaged beyond repair.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8388128.stm


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Wow. She got f'ed up. Really too bad, because they were actually using that car for some interesting work. The typical use to help recruitment and visibility, but also for high speed organ and tissue transport that actually made it rather useful. I wonder if they will get a Ferrari now?


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19575 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2297 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Wow. She got f'ed up. Really too bad, because they were actually using that car for some interesting work. The typical use to help recruitment and visibility, but also for high speed organ and tissue transport that actually made it rather useful. I wonder if they will get a Ferrari now?

I'm sorry, but an organ is WAY too valuable to be transported in a speeding car unless that car is on a special roadway designed for those speeds. I really disagree with that program. Helicopters are much faster and safer.

A fancy car can be replaced. A liver not so much.

And I hope that the Italian taxpayers don't have to pay for another police toy like this. There's no reason the police need high-speed cars. They can use radios and communication to for chases (the only thing more dangerous than a car doing 150 MPH on the freeway is a second car chasing it at 150 MPH). It's a toy and nothing else. I'm all for a well-equipped police force, but this is nuts.


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3079 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2270 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
And I hope that the Italian taxpayers don't have to pay for another police toy like this.

I think this was donated to the police by Lamboghini.

GS



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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

I don't know if I am right but my impression is that the Lamborghini was actually donated to the Police by the factory and not bought...

(?)

(Greasespot beat me to it now that I see!)

[Edited 2009-12-01 18:06:22]


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2236 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
I'm sorry, but an organ is WAY too valuable to be transported in a speeding car unless that car is on a special roadway designed for those speeds.

The Autostrade in Italy are very well designed for high speed. 55 doesn't save lives, it creates traffic.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):

And I hope that the Italian taxpayers don't have to pay for another police toy like this.

The Italian taxpayers didn't pay for it. As said, it was donated.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

I guess the big question here is; will Lamborghini donate a replacement car, or will someone else (Ferrari, Maseratti (?)) be willing to donate a similar vehicle?

If nothing else, it would be good publicity for those manufacturers (minus the accident of course).



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Sad. How long did it serve? 1 yeear already?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2009 times:

Can/will it be fixed?

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3290 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 1993 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 8):

 no 

Not a chance...sigh.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 22 hours ago) and read 1991 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 8):

No, it's definitely a write-off.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Will they get another one? Well they should

Quoting TheCol (Reply 10):
No, it's definitely a write-off.

Why? It's not that bad is it?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 1931 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):

Why? It's not that bad is it?

Its bad enough. The one thing I can see happening is perhaps Lamborghini taking the car back and assessing whether it would be cheaper to rebuild the damaged parts or just give them a new car.



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User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9330 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1871 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
the only thing more dangerous than a car doing 150 MPH on the freeway is a second car chasing it at 150 MPH)

150 MPH is a safe speed as long as the road conditions allow it, the car is build for that speed and the driver can handle it.

There are way more drivers who are unsafe at any speed.

.



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1845 times:



Quoting PanHAM (Reply 13):
150 MPH is a safe speed

Doesn’t matter how good the tyres are - if one blows at this speed it will have worse effects than if it would blow at 150 KPH!


User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9330 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1842 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Thread starter):



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 14):
Doesn’t matter how good the tyres are - if one blows at this speed it will have worse effects than if it would blow at 150 KPH!

it won't make a difference at all, if its 240 or 150 KMH. Tyres are certified for the speed, my snow tyres are good for 210 and Lamborghini will make sure that La Policia will have the best only .



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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Don't they have insurance on this thing? If they do then insurance should get them a new one.

User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9330 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Countries are usually self-insured. It's cheaper than paying the premiums


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1676 times:



Quoting Aero145 (Reply 14):

Doesn’t matter how good the tyres are - if one blows at this speed it will have worse effects than if it would blow at 150 KPH!

Depends on the tires, and depends on how the car is built to handle a blow out. Such cars often have run flat tires for just this purpose.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 17):
Countries are usually self-insured. It's cheaper than paying the premiums

Even municipalities are usually self-insured to a big number, $1 million or more.



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