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Offline TJB


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  • Location: South Australia
Could have put this in the cool Lamborghini photo thread but there isn't much that is "cool" about this so I decided not to ...

Today in Arden St, North Melbourne, a first-gen Lamborghini Gallardo and Honda CRV collided, leaving both vehicles quite badly damaged. Apparently this particular Lamborghini had a notorious reputation of speeding through the streets of North Melbourne, if radio reports are to be believed.

There are also unconfirmed rumours that this car is currently for sale at Lorbek, as the image description states the car has done "roughly 20,000kms and would have been worth $180K" - very similar to the Gallardo for sale here. The blurred-out plates also seem similar to the plates [V LORBEK], of which Lorbek tend to use on their stock occasionally. However all of the above is merely speculation at this stage.
http://www.lorbek.com.au/our_cars/view/lorbek_used_cars/2004_Lamborghini_Gallardo_L140_Yellow_6_Speed_Manual_Coupe/7177339/

This image was courtesy of an Instagram page, "Melbourne Car Spotters". Content-wise and knowledge-wise, it is arguably the best in the business as far as spotting pages go in Australia.

I'm yet to see an article online about this incident, so does anybody know anything more about this?












Offline Kuleo0z

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Yes, the mechanic obviously crashed it when a lady did a U-turn straight into it. Totally his fault.



Offline Aircon

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Yes, the mechanic obviously crashed it when a lady did a U-turn straight into it. Totally his fault.

It's nice to see it wasn't the mechanic's fault for once. It often is....sometimes having resulted in deaths.

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Performing u turns is not illegal necessarily. Was this one being illegally?

I'm not sure whose fault it is based on the article.

But the u turn wasn't necessarily the cause of the crash?



Offline B2

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Performing u turns is not illegal necessarily. Was this one being illegally?

I'm not sure whose fault it is based on the article.

But the u turn wasn't necessarily the cause of the crash?

Isn't it always the case that the one doing the U Turn has to give way?  That was always my understanding and I give way just to be safe.

It looks like in the photo the U turn was on a normal road, not an intersection.  That aside at least on one was majorly injured.



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Isn't it always the case that the one doing the U Turn has to give way?  That was always my understanding and I give way just to be safe.

It looks like in the photo the U turn was on a normal road, not an intersection.  That aside at least on one was majorly injured.

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Isn't it always the case that the one doing the U Turn has to give way?  That was always my understanding and I give way just to be safe.

It looks like in the photo the U turn was on a normal road, not an intersection.  That aside at least on one was majorly injured.

I think yes, correct.

But IF the lambo was driving illegally in some way too them it's not necessarily the u turners fault, and the article doesn't make it clear, so we can't judge.



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