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Life is a Video Game, Sometimes

Posted by glasscastle on February 22nd, 2006

MALIBU, Calif. — Authorities are investigating the circumstances
behind a spectacular crash on Pacific Coast Highway that destroyed a
rare Ferrari Enzo estimated to be worth more than $1 million.

The red Ferrari was going at least 100 mph when the driver lost control
and struck a power pole, investigators said. The car — one of only 400
made — shattered, with its engine coming to rest on the highway and its
wreckage scattered.

Sheriff’s investigators identified the owner as Stefan Ericksson, 44, of
Bel Air, who escaped the wreck with only a cut lip.

"For $1 million, you get a very good passenger-safety system, and
apparently in this case it did work," said Sgt. Philip Brooks of the
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said Ericksson told them he was a passenger and the driver
was a German acquaintance he knew only as Dietrich, who he said ran into
the nearby hills. A three-hour search failed to turn up anyone, and officials
said they were skeptical of the account. Only the driver’s side air bag
deployed, Brooks said.

from the
LA Times

Actually, we think we know that guy Dietrich. He was driving OUR car the
night it jumped the railing on Route 2, skidded across four lanes of traffic,
and ended up pinballing around the lot of Rt. 2 Audi BMW. After the accident,
he ran off into the nearby hills (do we detect a pattern of criminal behavior
here?), leaving behind anything that may or may not have been discovered
in the tan canvas bag in the trunk.

One Response to “Life is a Video Game, Sometimes”

  1. Nicholas Ochiel Says:

    Please say it isn’t so. An Enzo, of all cars…How? Why? Why would someone do something so cruel. They could at least have taken one of my limbs but to recklessly damage an Enzo is a crime that can never be forgiven… Why????