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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ferrari vs. Tow Truck Crash In CA

Sad news... Thankfully, the tow truck driver and his passenger were not badly hurt. Here's the Daily Pilot story:
Police have identified 18-year-old Luicci Nader of Huntington Beach as the driver of the Ferrari that crashed on East Coast Highway near Jamboree Road on Dec. 24.

Nader, who remains in critical condition at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and is unable to speak, was driving the sports car west on East Coast Highway with his relative, Ralph Abinader, 24, in the passenger seat about 5:12 p.m. Police said the Ferrari, a gray 2008 F-430 Spider, was speeding down the highway between Jamboree and Bayside Drive when it lost control and careened onto the other side of the road.

The car smashed head-on into a tow truck, police said. The Ferrari split in two and caught fire. Abinader died at the scene.

If Nader recovers from his injuries, he could face gross vehicular manslaughter or vehicular manslaughter charges for Abinader’s death, said Sgt. Evan Sailor said. Speed contributed to the crash, he said. It would be up to the Orange County district attorney’s office, in cooperation with traffic investigators, to determine if Nader would face misdemeanor or felony charges.

The driver and passenger in the tow truck walked away with minor injuries. Police have not determined if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

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