The driver fled the scene on foot but was quickly arrested.
A Lamborghini Huracan driver is in hot water after leading police on a high-speed chase through Sydney last weekend. According to the New South Wales (NSW) Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, the manic Lambo owner was traveling more than 150 km/h (93 mph) in a 70 km/h (43 mph) zone.
NSW police report the Lamborghini failed to stop, with the erratic driver increasing his pace to 210 km/h (130 mph). Despite the performance advantage over the pursuing Chrysler 300 patrol car, the suspect's lack of talent led to a collision involving two other motorists.
The Italian exotic looks in bad shape, with substantial damage to the front fender, rear quarter panel, and passenger door. It must have been a considerable collision, as several of the Huracan's airbags deployed upon impact. Not one to give up, the driver and passenger fled the scene on foot. Shortly after assaulting a police officer, the suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital for injuries.
Aside from a ruined Lamborghini, the driver now faces charges of driving a vehicle during a disqualification period, exceeding the speed limit, failing to stop for police, dangerous and negligent driving, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest, among other things.
South Australia is hoping to mandate new laws that would force high-performance car owners to get a special license for powerful vehicles. The Premier of the province, Peter Malinauskas, said: "I believe it's the right thing to do, I think most of the community think it's the right thing to do."
The proposal comes in response to another incident involving a Huracan. Three years ago, Sophia Naismith was killed when the driver of a Lamborghini lost control, mounted a pavement, and struck the young woman. The driver was later acquitted of death by dangerous driving.
"And where justice isn't done or isn't seen to be done, that raises the question of the need for law reform," added Malinauskas.
Over in the UK, another Lamborghini accident hit the headlines when a one-of-one Aventador SVJ burst into flames on a busy motorway. The vehicle belonged to controversial social media star, Lord Aleem, who contracted the automaker's Ad Personam department to create a truly unique vehicle. Unfortunately, the supercar was incinerated and is beyond repair.
As for the evasive Huracan seen here, we won't be surprised if Australia's government seizes the vehicle and auctions it off to a more responsible owner. Thankfully, it seems that no one was seriously injured in the accident. But for the foolish owner, the legal troubles are far from over.