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November 14, 2009

Hang up and drive

"A low-flying pelican." Yeah, right.

Bird Sends Million-Dollar Bugatti Into Marsh
Low-Flying Pelican, Dropped Cell Phone To Blame, Man Says

LA MARQUE, Texas -- A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston, Texas.

The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.

The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist. The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.

Posted by joke du jour at November 14, 2009 07:05 AM

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