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Driver Abandons $240,000 Lamborghini After WeHo Crash, Flees In A Bentley

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A white Lamborghini Huracan (retail: $240,000-plus) collided with two parked cars near the intersection of Romaine Street and Genesee Avenue in West Hollywood sometime before 12:15 a.m. Thursday morning. Deputies received reports of the incident at the time, along with information that the driver, and a possible second suspect, fled the scene into a dark-colored Bentley, according to City News Service.

WeHoVille adds that the West Hollywood Sheriff's Sergeant believes that the Lamborghini may have been stopped for a traffic violation earlier in the evening.

According to KTLA, witnesses said the Lamborghini was racing the Bentley while driving eastbound on Romaine. The car then lost control before striking the two parked cars.

"I heard what sounded like rolling thunder, but very clearly a car accident," Alex Gardels told KTLA. "We came out here, saw a Lamborghini crash into a car over this way. After we saw there was no one in there, we noticed another car flipped up on its side. We tried to make sure no one was in there. Got away because we smelled gasoline. It would seem [this Lamborghini] crashed, hopped [into the Bentley], and they all ran."

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The incident calls to mind a 2015 event in which a Ferrari LaFerrari (retail: $1.5 million) a Porsche 911 GT3 (retail: $145,000) raced along North Walden Street in Beverly Hills, narrowly avoiding a parked car. Video of the incident sparked response from the Beverly Hills Police Department, but the suspect is believed to have fled the country before an investigation proceeded.

LAist reached out to the West Hollywood division of the LA County Sheriff's Department for comment, however, they were unable to provide further information at this time about the ongoing investigation.