A fatal crash in Lakeland on University Blvd., involving a Lamborghini and a Nissan GT-R, on Sunday, February 3, killed two people and injured two others, one critically, the Tampa Bay Online reported.
The 2008 Lamborghini, driven by a 24-year-old Kissimmee woman, traveling west on University Boulevard, crossed over a grass median and into the path of the 2013 Nissan, which was traveling east, according to police. The driver of the Lamborghini and her passenger, who was the owner of the car, were taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital where they both died. The 43-year-old driver and a 22-year-old passenger of the Nissan were also taken to the hospital. The driver was critically injured; the passenger was treated and released.
Both drivers and both passengers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The accident is under investigation. Speculation that the Lamborghini had been racing are unfounded, police say. However, the Nissan’s passenger reported that the Lamborghini had been traveling at a high speed.
According to a study reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding is a factor in a third of all fatal crashes nationwide.
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