The Lamborghini Huracán is a sleekly styled sports car that sells for around $240,000. Powerful and fast, it can reach 60 mph in approximately three seconds and can exceed 200 mph. The car made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the first cars began reaching customers in the spring.
In September 2014, the first crash of this supercar was reported. According to Yahoo News (9.8.14), a Lamborghini Huracán crashed on the M7 motorway in Hungary. The car appeared to have veered sharply off the highway, crashed through a guardrail, dropped down a roadside ditch, and caught fire. The fire burnt the car beyond recognition. The fire completely destroyed the exterior shell, leaving a few car parts to help identify the wreckage. Two men from the Czech Republic were in the car at the time of the crash and both were taken to the hospital. Reportedly, one man suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident.
Police were investigating the cause of the accident, but it looked as if excessive speed was a likely factor in the crash, said Yahoo News.
People, even wealthy people, should drive on the street at legal speeds. Slowing down and resisting the temptation to speed could decrease the number of accidents and the possibility of injuries to drivers and their passengers. There are also safety benefits for other divers who share the road with these supercars.
Both occupants of the Lamborghini Huracán survived the accident, a testament to the safety of the vehicle. The chassis of the car is composed of a hybrid combination of aluminum and carbon fiber. However, luckily this was a one-car accident. The occupants of a vehicle hit by the Huracán going at high speed may not be so protected, or lucky.
Speeding limits are set to the maximum, and sometimes minimum, speed at which vehicles may legally travel on particular stretches of road. These limits ensure safety and help reduce the chances for accidents and traffic fatalities. Other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable to speeders. Speeding occurs in 30 percent of all fatal crashes and is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Yahoo News article cited is “First Lamborghini Huracan Gets Totaled in Crash.”