Murci + GTR Crash

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  1. jahdish

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  2. Mark(study)

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    #2 Mark(study), Feb 4, 2013
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    Same car last month at DuPont Cars & Coffee?

    Its always so tragic to hear that a fellow driver has lost his life. Moments like this remind us all about the danger inherent in our chosen passion.
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  3. Peter K.

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    A 24 year old chick was driving?
     
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    #4 Mark(study), Feb 4, 2013
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    From the small bits of news floating around the web... it wasn't her car, its been suggested that she owned a high performance Audi.

    When I first heard the news, I was trying to figure out how a Lambo hit a random car... and it just happened to be a GT-R?

    I'm guessing they were running together on a newly built road that is still pretty much empty. Maybe the GT-R was turning around to come back for another run when the guest driver in the Lambo lost control?

    Its very unsettling when something like this happens... brings one back to a sense of whats really important in life.
     
  5. djantlive

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    solid example why driving a supercar shouldn't be taken lightly.

    i hear that her parents are pretty wealthy. maybe it was her parents car. either way, nothing more tragic than losing a child. RIP
     
  6. alexkam

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    So sad to hear this RIP. Prayers to the families and the injured driver.
     
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  8. NürScud

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    R.I.P very sad to hear this. My condolences to the families. Speed requires attention and caution. Very young kids. What a pity.....
     
  9. TexasF355F1

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    So freaky.

    RIP.:(

    Here's an article with interview from passenger in GTR. Sounds like the girl was driving, but it was owned by someone by the name Samuel Hampton.

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/296125/8/Survivor-of-deadly-LamborghiniNissan-crash-speaks-out

     
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    rock bottom
    I know Lambo guys don't like the GTR, but come on this type of action is ridiculous.
     
  12. ferraripete

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    owner of the lambo was only 24 years old? seems a bit young to be armed w/ such a missle. are 24 yr old kids really buying cars such as this? i must be getting old!
     
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    The Jalopnik blog has this response:

    "Stephen Alspaugh - yesterday
    As a personal friend of Sam Hampton. I would like to clear a few things up. Yes he was the owner of this Super car. He actually owned between 13-17 exotics at any given time. I beleive at the time of his death he owned 14...."

    Apparently he had 14 exotics, not just one. 24 does seem a bit young to have that many exotics.
     
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    The story I was told, is that his parents passed away and he inherited a large sum of money. Have no idea if this is true. But it makes senses when you think of all the logical ways someone just out of college could own a Lambo... let alone a fleet of exotics.
     
  16. Highlow

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    I met Sam several times at various events in Tampa. Nice guy, loved cars.

    His FB page shows his garage and it is WILD.

    I was told that his parents owned a lot of land and were extremely wealthy, I don't know if they are dead or alive. The FB event for his funeral doesn't mention anything about his parent so I would assume they aren't alive.
     
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    Seems to have a mother names Lisa and a father names Douglas. The mothers FB page appears to be active.

    -mick
     
  18. jlonmark

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    So it was just a coincidence that the car the Lambo crashed into was a GTR? It seems like that is what happened. I too read this and though it was a race
     
  19. Mark(study)

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    #17 Mark(study), Feb 7, 2013
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    They were both from the same Superbowl party. They had driven out to an empty road and it looks like the GT-R had made its high-speed run and was returning to do it again, as the Lambo was just starting his run. The timing of the Lambo losing control just as the GT-R was returning from the other direction would have been almost impossible to calculate (as if you were trying to hit a bullet with a bullet)... but sadly, it looks like this is a case of anything that can go wrong, will.

    So, I wouldn't call it a "coincidence" in the sense that the GT-R and Lambo driver didn't know each other.
     
  20. TexasF355F1

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    Read the news link in my post.
     

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