Exotic Bugatti Car Driven into Lagoon on Purpose, Insurance Company Says

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When Andy House famously drove his extremely expensive Bugatti Veyron into a La Marque lagoon two years ago, he said he'd been distracted by a low-flying pelican.

As we noted at the time a subsequent video of the event came out, there don't appear to be any pelicans around.

Jalopnik tips us to a federal suit in Galveston where a jury will consider the insurance company's claim that House intentionally drove the $2.2 million car into the lagoon to collect insurance money.

In the suit, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company claims it has a confidential informant who was contacted by House and asked about whether he would "steal the car and burn it, making the disappearance of the vehicle appear to be a theft."

The company also says House caused further damage to the car by letting the engine run for 15 minutes while it sat in the lagoon's hood-high waters. It says House told them "he was being bitten by mosquitoes around the vehicle."

Pelicans, mosquitoes -- the animal world hates this guy.

The suit also says there were no skid marks or any signs of trying to stop the car.

The case will be heard in Galveston.


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SK
SK

this would be a great auto trader commercial

SK
SK

couldnt sell it?

ajcolvin
ajcolvin

Wasn't it nice of  Bevis and Butthead to be crusing along with their video camera turned on when this "accident" happened -- oh, shit!

chiefgabril
chiefgabril

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Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

How did this get to be a Federal court case, I wonder?

He cross state lines?

Cary77081
Cary77081

For the best insurance claim solution, the owner should watched the ending of episode #61 of Seinfeld, "The Smelly Car". 

MadMac
MadMac

See that's why I drive a Hundai, it's pelican, lagoon and lawsuit proof. Uh, yeah, that's why... right, next comment, please.

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

Lagoons are designated fed jurisdiction.

It must be said: "Who's the U-boat commander?" (name that movie)

CHAINSAWWWWWWWW
CHAINSAWWWWWWWW

Yea, and people aren't coincidentally taking videos of Hundais as they happen to..uh..wreck..I mean..uh..go out of control..uh..while watching pelicans.  Yep!!

MadMac
MadMac

Saaayyyyy, I never thought of... never mind.

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