Perth valet accidentally smashes two Lamborghinis belonging to billionaire
The valet at Crown Perth asks for help after crashing a blue Lamborghini into a purple one.
A day at work couldn't get any worse for a Crown Perth valet driver who smashed two Lamborghinis while trying to park one.
The luxury vehicles, belonging to billionaire Laurence Escalante, were damaged after they collided in the hotel driveway at around 9.00 pm on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the businessman confirmed.
Video captured and shared by Jiu-Jitsu athlete Craig Jones shows the hotel worker behind the wheel of a brightly coloured blue Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae, which costs upward of $940,000, smashed into a purple Lamborghini. The shocked driver can be heard saying "Help! I’ve really f***ed it up" before eventually jumping out to assess the damage.
The valet driver claimed he was "trying to park it just like everybody else" but said the pedals were "too close together". He thought he was pressing the brake, he claimed, but instead accelerated into the rear of the second luxury vehicle.
Jones, who appeared to witnessed the collision, was heard questioning the driver.
"What are you doing?" he said. "He moved it right in his rear ... you can’t park there, bro," he added.
Incident under investigation
A spokesperson for Crown Resorts confirmed the incident is currently under investigation. They told media there were "no injuries sustained".
"The safety of Crown’s team members and guests remains our priority," they said in a statement to News.com.au. "We are conducting a full assessment of the incident together with those involved."
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The Crown is "working positively with us to fix the cars and put this behind us all", a spokesperson for Mr Escalante confirmed to The West Australian. "We appreciate accidents happen and most importantly no one was injured," they said.
A similar incident occurred in Sydney in 2018 when a valet worker accidentally parked a Porsche Carrera underneath another vehicle. While attempting to park the Porsche, the car reportedly accelerated and ended up under an orange sports utility vehicle (SUV). Police were called and had to cut out the driver, who was unharmed.
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