See the crash for yourself.
A Texas driver will appear court latter this month facing insurance fraud allegations for purposefully driving his $1M Bugatti into a lagoon.
The driver, Andy House, claimed to be going down the highway outside of Houston when he dropped his phone under his seat. As he reached down to retrieve it, he claims that a pelican sitting on the road forced him to swerve the vehicle off and into the lagoon.
Because there are only a several hundred of these vehicles in existence, the Bugatti is known as one of the rarest cars in the world. Making the insurance policy issued just weeks before the accident reportedly worth over $2.2 Million.
The video, which has been viewed by over 3 Million on youtube, was recorded by car enthusiasts passing by coincidentally at the moment of the accident and is being used as the primary piece of evidence against the driver.
As the video shows and as Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. claims in their lawsuit, no pelican was visible at the tim and the drivers appears to show no attempt to hit the brakes. Additional the insurer claims to have an informant that says they were offered cash by House to steal and set fire to the rare Bugatti.
Whatever outcome may come of this bizarre case, lawyers are going to be called upon from all sorts of different directions and luckily Texas is full of capable and experienced attorneys. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident or is getting the run around form your insurance provider, contact an experienced injury and accident lawyer at The Parker McDonald Dallas office.