A seemingly-lucky Salt Lake City truck driver who famously hit the jackpot by winning a $300,000 Lamborghini managed to crash the car less than six-hours after picking it up. He has since said he will be putting the Italian supercar up for sale, as he has no possible chance of footing the tax and insurance bill.
“I already had offers on it. I’m going to sell it,” said David Dopp this week while speaking to reporters. “I have bills more important than a Lamborghini. I’ve got a family to support.”
Just a few hours after collecting the keys for the stunning Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, 34-year-old Dopp spun the car out of control and caused less-than disastrous damage. As of now, the bright green supercar is being held at the office of his insurer, from where it will be transported to Las Vegas next week for repairs.
All in all, the Lamborghini suffered only a few minor dents and scratches, along with a ruptured tire and a puncture to the oil pan. However, such repairs would have proved the least of Dopp’s financial concerns, having revealed that the combined taxes and insurance for the Lamborghini would have set him back $7,000 per year.
“That’s why rich people own them,” he told the press. “The poor people like me don’t.”
His first (and only) night with his new supercar was spent giving rides to friends and family members. Sadly, when cornering at around 40mph, the car hit a patch of black ice, spun out of control and ultimately ploughed through a fence after mounting a curb.
His wife also gave an interview to local reported, conveying her sympathy for a clearly gutted Dopp.
“My heart pretty much fell out. They said they were OK. Then came, you know, that feeling when your heart drops and you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh. What do we do now?'” she told reporters.
Dopp had briefly become the envy of the small town of Santaquin, located just outside Salt Lake City. According to local authorities, the Lamborghini simply wasn’t cut out to handle the icy conditions at the time and was too powerful to be controlled by a non-professional driver.
As such, and quite mercifully for the sake of his dignity, Dopp wasn’t issue with a ticket for the incident.
Previously, he had been videoed throwing himself around in delight having found out that he had won the car at a college football game. He also revealed that he had been made to take out the appropriate insurance before being able to take hold of the keys – a rule he agreed was a Godsend, given the outcome.
He did however state that he never had any true belief that he would be able to hold onto the car over the long term, as even basic day-to-day running costs of such a vehicle can be bewildering.
Dopp rounded off the interview by promising to be a little more careful in future behind the wheel.
Experts suggest that the $358,000 sticker price of the Lamborghini will have come down closer to the $300,000 mark due to the paltry 1,500 miles on the clock.