VIDEO: Bugatti Veyron Pulled From Saltwater Lagoon After Crash

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

***UPDATE*** We now have video of the actual crash, involving the Veyron, after the jump below ***UPDATE***

Oh noes! Any car loving man, woman or child is sure to shed a tear upon seeing the picture above, or watching the video below. Yes, that is a multi-million dollar, 1,000-hp Bugatti Veyron; and not only is it stuck fender-deep in water, but it’s corrosive saltwater no less.

The story that led to the tragic incident involved the Veyron’s owner who was driving to Galveston, Texas on Interstate 45 just south of Omega Bay, when a low flying Pelican caused him to jerk the wheel. The car then got caught in some mud, taking the AWD supercar for a ride and tossing it into a saltwater lagoon. The driver, who declined to give his name, was uninjured. His car, however, wasn’t so lucky. Not only will the salt water damage most everything it touches, but there’s bad news for the engine too as KHOU reported that, “The Veyron’s powerful engine gurgled like an outboard motor for about 15 minutes before it died.”

[Source: KHOU]

See the video of the Veyron being pulled from the lagoon after the jump:

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Dude Dude on Nov 13, 2009

    The video is gone!!! Did the duchebag owner DMCA you? However, who feels sorry for this Dumba**. not I.

    • Colum Wood Colum Wood on Nov 13, 2009

      Thanks for posting. It looks like the newspaper that shot the video (Galveston County Daily News) had the other videos pulled so we have to think to their YouTube page. Done! For a second I thought YouTube pulled it at the request of the car's owner. YouTube has a policy to take down content first and ask questions later (or never), to avoid litigation.

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