The driver of a Lamborghini Huracan fled the scene of an accident on an expressway in New Taipei City, and sent a woman to pretend she was the driver this morning, June 7.
Police and firefighters received reports of a crashed sports car on the Banqiao Minsheng Road exit of Provincial Highway 64 shortly after 4:00 am to find an abandoned Lamborghini Huracan V10 Coupe that had crashed into a traffic divider.
The front of the car was damaged, and the airbags had been deployed, but there was no sign of a driver at the scene. A short time later, however, a woman turned up and claimed that she was the driver of the car.
The 34-year-old woman, named Hsu, claimed that she had been driving the car to Hsintien when she lost control and crashed. Hsu claimed to have left the scene because she was frightened and nervous, and had returned after she calmed down.
Hsu tested negative for alcohol, and gave identification details, and an official statement. The owner of the NT$15 million sports car was identified as a 32-year-old man named Wu. Mr Wu told police that he had loaned the car to Ms Hsu, and was not in the car at the time of the crash.
However, investigators accessed traffic monitor footage which clearly showed that the driver of the vehicle was a male who was seen leaving the scene of the accident.
The driver was identified as Mr Wu.
When faced with the video evidence, Ms Hsu confessed that she had lied about being the driver.
Mr Wu is currently under investigation for leaving the scene of an accident, and Hsu is expected to be charged for giving a fraudulent statement.
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