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Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:01 pm

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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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:33 pm

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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:51 am



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.
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:26 am



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.

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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:05 am

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!)

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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:27 am



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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:59 pm

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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:47 pm

Sad. How long did it serve? 1 yeear already?
 
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:19 am

Can/will it be fixed?
 
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:30 am



Quoting United Airline (Reply 8):

 no 

Not a chance...sigh.

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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:47 am



Quoting United Airline (Reply 8):

No, it's definitely a write-off.
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:20 pm

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?
 
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:12 pm



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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:35 am



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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:17 pm



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!
 
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:30 pm



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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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:30 am

Don't they have insurance on this thing? If they do then insurance should get them a new one.
 
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:04 am

Countries are usually self-insured. It's cheaper than paying the premiums
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RE: Italian Police Crash Their Lamborghini

Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:01 pm



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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