Disney Lambo crash kills passenger

Published: Monday 13th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A Lamborghini that was part of an exotic car racing attraction at Walt Disney World has crashed into a guardrail, killing a passenger and injuring the driver.

The attraction at the theme park in Orlando, Florida, lets supercar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

It was not immediately clear if the driver was a track employee or a customer. The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The passenger was a 36-year-old man.

The Lamborghini crashed when the driver lost control on the course at the Exotic Driving Experience, Florida Highway Patrol said.

A Disney spokeswoman declined to comment.

At the track, customers pay anywhere from 200 to nearly 400 dollars (£137- £274) to drive five or six laps around a track with a professional driving instructor in the passenger seat offering advice, according to the Exotic Driving Experience’s website.

The track is operated by Petty Holdings, which has other Exotic Driving Experience attractions at speedways in Atlanta, Daytona Beach, New Jersey, Kansas, New Hampshire and Texas.

Petty Holdings said: “On behalf of everyone in the organisation, it is with a very heavy heart that we extend our deepest sympathies to those involved in today’s tragic accident in Orlando.”

The Exotic Driving Experience, along with its sibling track, the Richard Petty Driving Experience, was earmarked to close this summer at Disney World for unrelated reasons.

Published: Monday 13th April 2015 by The News Editor

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