California couple abandons new $220,000 Lamborghini after crash


Police inspect the damage to a banged up 2008 Lamborghini on the side of La Jolla Village Drive.

Published March 19, 2013

Police searched Tuesday for the owner of a luxury Italian sports car that crashed along a La Jolla roadside and was abandoned by its two occupants, reportedly only hours after it was bought for around a quarter- million dollars, Fox 5 San Diego reported. 

Officers found the 2008 Lamborghini on the side of La Jolla Village Drive near La Jolla Scenic Drive North about 11:45 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego police.

Officers told news photographer Paul Anderegg that they found paperwork in the car showing it was purchased for almost $220,000 just hours before the crash, the station reported. Police said they were staking out an address listed on the paperwork in hopes of finding the driver

Witnesses reported seeing the car speeding on Interstate 5 before it flew off the La Jolla Village Drive exit and crashed, police said, adding that witnesses also saw a man and a woman exit the car.