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Tree halves Lamborghini Gallardo, driver walks away

by Justin King

Driver said to be exceeding 90 mph in heavy rain.

A Lamborghini Gallardo has reportedly been completely cut in half in a high-speed accident that remarkably left the driver with only minor injuries.

The wreck occurred in Thailand, where the owner was said to be driving his black supercar approximately 150 kmh (93 mph) in heavy rain when he lost control and hit a tree sideways. The tree appears to have passed through the car, leaving the tail end on the road as the cockpit slid into a nearby field.

The driver was identified as 40-year-old Pitak Riangsima, owner of US-based networking marketing company Unicity, according to the Bangkok Post. A handful of pictures were posted on Facebook by an account that identifies the owner as a fire chief.

Witnesses claim that Riangsima was sitting on the side of the road, on the phone with an insurance agent, immediately following the crash. Before leaving on his fateful voyage, the man was allegedly told by a friend to wear a rare Buddhist amulet while driving long distances. He reportedly complied with the recommendation.

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