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Winner crashes £240,000 car prize

Published 21/12/2011 | 16:24

David Dopp posing with his daughters after winning a Lamborghini, which he crashed six hours later (AP/Maverik)
David Dopp posing with his daughters after winning a Lamborghini, which he crashed six hours later (AP/Maverik)

A man who won a £242,000 Lamborghini in a competition crashed it six hours after it was delivered.

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The Murcielago was in a Las Vegas body shop for repairs, days after David Dopp won it in a contest from a US convenience store chain..

Mr Dopp said he was taking friends and family on joy rides when he hit ice or gravel and started spinning. The car hit some fence posts and came to rest in a field.

The Lamborghini has front-end damage, a punctured wheel and scratches along the passenger side.

Mr Dopp was not injured in the crash and said the vehicle was insured.

He also said he will be more careful next time. His wife Annette said she was shocked. "My heart pretty much fell out," she said.

Mr Dopp said he plans to sell the vehicle to pay off bills and buy his wife another car - as soon as the Lamborghini is drivable again.

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