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$220K left in the street: Lamborghini crashes, is abandoned hours after purchase in OC

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In what can only be described as an extreme case of the Mondays, San Diego 6 reports that a Lamborghini purchased for nearly a quarter of a million dollars on the morning of March 18 was found smashed and abandoned in La Jolla later that night.

NBC San Diego reports that the 2008 sports car, purchased from Lamborghini Newport Beach, met its fate near the intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and La Jolla Scenic Drive. The car hit a wall and was left in the middle of the street, according to San Diego police.

Authorities are searching for a couple that witnesses saw fleeing the crash. One witness described the hit-and-runners as a short man with a taller blonde woman, possibly in her 50s, and wearing a black hoodie.

Yahoo! Autos reports that the car was a $220,000 Murcielago. The blog, citing a number of incidents, asserts that "no cars face more peril from their new owners than Lamborghinis, which tends to be the first choice for those whose wealth exceeds their driving ability and common sense on their best days."

Even with all-wheel-drive, they say, the "631-hp V-12 of a Murcielago takes time and practice to master, a point often lost on its new owners."

Police have not said whether they believe the new owner was driving at the time of the crash.

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