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(New York Daily News)   What happens when a 'tree' grows in Brooklyn? Eventually it splits a speeding Lamborghini in half   (nydailynews.com) divider line 93
    More: Scary, Speeding Lamborghini, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, splits, collisions  
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2013-09-24 01:06:51 PM  
car, tree, whatever
 
2013-09-24 01:07:39 PM  
busanhaps.com

"No trees in Brooklyn!"
 
2013-09-24 01:08:01 PM  
                                                GOOD.
 
2013-09-24 01:08:37 PM  
Life imitates GTA.
 
2013-09-24 01:09:11 PM  
loldamn.com

/Got nothin'
 
2013-09-24 01:09:41 PM  
While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.
 
2013-09-24 01:09:55 PM  
Another idiot supercar driver who has no idea how to drive cars, and probably women.

/or men, if you're into that.
 
2013-09-24 01:11:31 PM  

satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.


A cop / lawyer / judge will tell you that you should have 100% control of your car at all times.. The lambo was speeding.. If he was at the normal speed limit at the same distance he would have had plenty of time to bring his car to a controlled stop before any accident ever occurred.
 
2013-09-24 01:12:27 PM  
Article didn't say, did the tree make a sound?
 
2013-09-24 01:14:02 PM  
The guy is a complete moron and deserves this!!!  Why the fark would you speed down this street?  Cars, trucks, people, carts pull out of no where all the time!!!  And this jacknuts can afford a car like this with the brains of a raisin??!!
 
2013-09-24 01:14:19 PM  
More money than brains
 
2013-09-24 01:16:36 PM  

styckx: satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.

A cop / lawyer / judge will tell you that you should have 100% control of your car at all times.. The lambo was speeding.. If he was at the normal speed limit at the same distance he would have had plenty of time to bring his car to a controlled stop before any accident ever occurred.


Nope. While there may be some fault assesed to the Lambo driver due to speed, you're not supposed to turn across traffic in such a way that they need to do anything... if they have to slow down or swerve (even if they're speeding), you shouldn't have pulled out. The primary fault is going to go to the sedan.
 
2013-09-24 01:17:28 PM  
I understand the cars are made to break apart, but that didn't look like all that hard of an impact for the resulting damage. Must be there way of insuring that it will be awhile before the douche behind the wheel gets to drive another one of there Cars.
 
2013-09-24 01:17:36 PM  

Cheron: Article didn't say, did the tree make a sound?


"Hey, I'm photosynthesizin' here!"
 
2013-09-24 01:18:50 PM  
Meh. A little duct tape will fix that right up.
 
2013-09-24 01:20:42 PM  
 assets.nydailynews.com


assets.nydailynews.com

Ouch.
 
2013-09-24 01:21:44 PM  

akula: Nope. While there may be some fault assesed to the Lambo driver due to speed, you're not supposed to turn across traffic in such a way that they need to do anything... if they have to slow down or swerve (even if they're speeding), you shouldn't have pulled out. The primary fault is going to go to the sedan.


The lambo driver has more money. Don't leave that fact out too.

/not speeding, I almost got hit last week. Idiot (well old woman) didn't even look when turning left. Literally missed by inches. scary shiat.
 
2013-09-24 01:21:53 PM  
I see the root of the problem.
 
2013-09-24 01:22:49 PM  
It was completely the tree's fault for being on the street in the 1st place. Trees don't pay gas taxes, or anything for that matter, towards the cost of maintaining the roads.

Yet here again are the Fark Treehugger Brigade, piling on the innocent motorist like it's his fault.
 
2013-09-24 01:23:24 PM  
I think there are only 8 bolts holding the rear sub-frame to the carbon fiber drivers cell
 
2013-09-24 01:23:49 PM  
Make like a Lambo and split.
 
2013-09-24 01:24:49 PM  

akula: styckx: satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.

A cop / lawyer / judge will tell you that you should have 100% control of your car at all times.. The lambo was speeding.. If he was at the normal speed limit at the same distance he would have had plenty of time to bring his car to a controlled stop before any accident ever occurred.

Nope. While there may be some fault assesed to the Lambo driver due to speed, you're not supposed to turn across traffic in such a way that they need to do anything... if they have to slow down or swerve (even if they're speeding), you shouldn't have pulled out. The primary fault is going to go to the sedan.


If the car is a whole farking block away from you and you begin to turn, you don't expect it to close that distance in a few seconds.
 
2013-09-24 01:25:39 PM  

Mad Scientist


Make like a Lambo and split get out of here.
 
2013-09-24 01:28:32 PM  
Of course it's the Lambo's drivers fault. Obviously speeding. Driver of the other car shouldn't have to assume that someone will come barreling down the street at a bajillion miles an hour.
 
2013-09-24 01:30:53 PM  
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say this was some urban type.
 
2013-09-24 01:31:02 PM  
I was expecting a high-speed single-car bi-lateral Lambo'ing.

/Sedan driver is at fault.
 
2013-09-24 01:31:08 PM  

Dog Welder: If the car is a whole farking block away from you and you begin to turn, you don't expect it to close that distance in a few seconds.


I don't typically expect morons to stop at yield signs on the interstate on-ramp with no oncoming traffic, but it's happened to me and, despite their best efforts, I have yet to rear-end one of the jerkwads.

Unfortunately, part of being a responsible driver means constantly being aware that you're surrounded by hapless idiots and being prepared to react when they do something idiotic. You should drive defensively because it's safe, but an even better reason is because the road is full of imbeciles like this lambo driver and you want to mitigate as much liability as possible when one of them does something incredibly stupid right in front of you.
 
2013-09-24 01:31:30 PM  

otaku69: I think there are only 8 bolts holding the rear sub-frame to the carbon fiber drivers cell


Problem was the nut holding the wheel.
 
2013-09-24 01:31:36 PM  
I really hope they weren't hurt to bad. But to the Lambo driver. Bwahahahahahahahaha  gasp, Bwahahahahahaha. Learn to drive, and go to the track for you high speed thrills.
 
2013-09-24 01:32:18 PM  
It seems to me like, if the Lambo driver is a jerk, that sedan driver is boned. Akula is right; the sedan driver did not ensure a clear safe distance to make their turn. Even though the Lambo driver might be assigned some fault for speeding, most of it's probably gonna go to the sedan driver. I imagine the odds of the sedan driver having enough liability insurance to cover 70% of an Aventador ($350K-$450K) are pretty long. I know *I* don't have that much insurance. How about you, fellow Farkers?
 
2013-09-24 01:33:56 PM  

mrlewish: Driver of the other car shouldn't have to assume that someone will come barreling down the street at a bajillion miles an hour.


You're right, he shouldn't have to assume that. He should be looking down the road and seeing it happening before he turns.

Just because the guy in the lambo is being a dumb fark doesn't mean you get to shirk your responsibility for being inattentive or having poor judgement.
 
2013-09-24 01:36:16 PM  

Your Black Muslim Credit Union: Idiot (well old woman)


Same difference.

/ Drive for a living
// They're a menace to themselves and everything else on the road
/// Yes, birds too
 
2013-09-24 01:37:50 PM  
Pet peeve: "Splits in half" -- shouldn't that be "Splits in two"?
 
2013-09-24 01:38:16 PM  

NightSteel: It seems to me like, if the Lambo driver is a jerk, that sedan driver is boned. Akula is right; the sedan driver did not ensure a clear safe distance to make their turn. Even though the Lambo driver might be assigned some fault for speeding, most of it's probably gonna go to the sedan driver. I imagine the odds of the sedan driver having enough liability insurance to cover 70% of an Aventador ($350K-$450K) are pretty long. I know *I* don't have that much insurance. How about you, fellow Farkers?


Speaking of which, they really should raise the minimum insurance required. The old 15k/30k/15k doesn't cover the cost of a new car and while the insurance company will pay off to the limit, you're stuck having to pay the rest yourself if you don't have uninsured/underinsured coverage.
 
2013-09-24 01:39:04 PM  

satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.


Yep. To make it worse the Lambo guy can argue no one was around to clock his actual speed. Sedan guy's insurance won't like this.
 
2013-09-24 01:39:19 PM  

mrlewish: Of course it's the Lambo's drivers fault. Obviously speeding. Driver of the other car shouldn't have to assume that someone will come barreling down the street at a bajillion miles an hour.


Watch the video.  It was more like 40 mph.  And if you can see someone coming at you four seconds before you start your turn, it's your fault.
 
2013-09-24 01:39:35 PM  

akula: styckx: satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.

A cop / lawyer / judge will tell you that you should have 100% control of your car at all times.. The lambo was speeding.. If he was at the normal speed limit at the same distance he would have had plenty of time to bring his car to a controlled stop before any accident ever occurred.

Nope. While there may be some fault assesed to the Lambo driver due to speed, you're not supposed to turn across traffic in such a way that they need to do anything... if they have to slow down or swerve (even if they're speeding), you shouldn't have pulled out. The primary fault is going to go to the sedan.


you are accountable for anything that happens in front of your car. check a DMV manual, call an insurance agent.
 
2013-09-24 01:41:06 PM  

akula: styckx: satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.

A cop / lawyer / judge will tell you that you should have 100% control of your car at all times.. The lambo was speeding.. If he was at the normal speed limit at the same distance he would have had plenty of time to bring his car to a controlled stop before any accident ever occurred.

Nope. While there may be some fault assesed to the Lambo driver due to speed, you're not supposed to turn across traffic in such a way that they need to do anything... if they have to slow down or swerve (even if they're speeding), you shouldn't have pulled out. The primary fault is going to go to the sedan.


No it isn't.  The crash team will determine that because the Lambo was speeding, the sedan had no chance to react to his presence.  You are farking nuts if you think they are going to put blame on the sedan driver in this scenario.

Fault lies 100% with the Lambo driver.  Not only that, but he'll be lucky to escape with his license.  Speeding, reckless endangerment, negligence, and depending on injuries, other charges too.

The guy is an asshole, driving unsafely in an farkING residential street.  He's just lucky he didn't hit a kid.
 
2013-09-24 01:41:57 PM  

spartan.117: Pet peeve: "Splits in half" -- shouldn't that be "Splits in two"?


Maybe it's half by mass, not volume.
 
2013-09-24 01:45:20 PM  
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?  There any sex in it?"

"No, it's not that kinda book..."


/obscure
 
2013-09-24 01:46:20 PM  

NightSteel: It seems to me like, if the Lambo driver is a jerk, that sedan driver is boned. Akula is right; the sedan driver did not ensure a clear safe distance to make their turn. Even though the Lambo driver might be assigned some fault for speeding, most of it's probably gonna go to the sedan driver. I imagine the odds of the sedan driver having enough liability insurance to cover 70% of an Aventador ($350K-$450K) are pretty long. I know *I* don't have that much insurance. How about you, fellow Farkers?


After watching my step brother go through a horrific accident that was totally not his fault (rear ended, knocked into oncoming traffic, hit head on then knocked back into his own lane and broad sided) and the jack hole that started this train wreck only having $100,000 liability, why yes I do have that kind of liability insurance now.  It doesn't take much these days to rack up $3-400,000 in medical/repair bills so I don't want to lose everything if there is an accident.
 
2013-09-24 01:47:12 PM  

Head_Shot: Meh. A little duct tape will fix that right up.


Red Green, calling Red Green!
 
2013-09-24 01:50:28 PM  

spartan.117: Pet peeve: "Splits in half" -- shouldn't that be "Splits in two"?



In a biological sense, "bilateral" refers to the right and left sides of an object... it's a fine point, but I'm trying to find a more specific term for a front-rear split.

Thought it would be "translateral" but apparently that's not a thing.
 
2013-09-24 01:50:32 PM  
Wonder what a slightly dented Lamborghini goes for.
 
2013-09-24 01:51:19 PM  

Kahabut: The guy is an asshole, driving unsafely in an farkING residential street. He's just lucky he didn't hit a kid.


The kid was pretty damn lucky also...
 
2013-09-24 01:51:39 PM  
I've watched the vid a few times. Sedan is partly at fault. You can see the lambo coming (turned onto the street up a block), with enough time that they shouldn't have turned into the lane.
 
2013-09-24 01:52:29 PM  

stuffy: Wonder what a slightly dented Lamborghini goes for.


Looks like it goes for 50 to 100 feet in different directions
 
2013-09-24 01:52:43 PM  

xevian: To make it worse the Lambo guy can argue no one was around to clock his actual speed.


Hardly. You can take the video and figure out how much distance he covered in a specific period of time. I'm sure someone can get a solid estimate of his speed. And the camera is in a fixed position so you can just drive another car down the street at a known speed and compare.

They were both at fault. The sedan driver didn't even slow down when making the turn, he just went. And it's hard to tell from the video but it doesn't look like he used a turn signal. It also looks like the Lamborghini was going too fast (speed limit is 30). But for all I know the video is playing a little fast and everyone was moving slower than it seems.
 
2013-09-24 01:58:50 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: spartan.117: Pet peeve: "Splits in half" -- shouldn't that be "Splits in two"?


In a biological sense, "bilateral" refers to the right and left sides of an object... it's a fine point, but I'm trying to find a more specific term for a front-rear split.

Thought it would be "translateral" but apparently that's not a thing.


How about "transverse"?
 
2013-09-24 02:01:27 PM  
So, Michael Hastings should have gone with Italian instead of German?
 
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