On Wednesday, a man drove a Bugatti Veyron into a lagoon in Texas after avoiding a low-flying pelican.
According to The Galveston County Daily News, the driver was checking out real estate in La Marque, Tex., when the pelican swooped into view:
The man jerked the wheel, dropped his cellphone and the car’s front tire left the frontage road and entered a muddy patch, which foiled his attempt to maneuver away from the lagoon…
The man was uninjured, physically, though after drowning the Veyron, which is priced at around $2 million, his ego might be a little damaged.
I’d be hard-pressed to feel sorry for someone dunking his $2million car in a salt-water lagoon. Distracted by a fracking pelican. And trying to pick up his cell phone.