Andy House is spotted driving his Bugatti Veyron into a Texan swamp.
Andy House is spotted driving his Bugatti Veyron into a Texan swamp. YouTube

Insurer bites over supercar stunt

WHEN Andy House drove his $US1m ($980,000) supercar into a Texas swamp he said it was an accident, caused by a rogue pelican in his way.

Two years later he is being sued by his insurer, who claims he did it deliberately to collect a $US2.2 million ($2.15 million) insurance payout.

Mr House, a car dealer from Lufkin, Texas, careered off the road into a saltwater Galveston Bay lagoon in November 2009.

Unbeknown to him, some car enthusiasts were filming him - after all, he was driving a French-built Bugatti Veyron, one of only 300 ever made.

Bugatti Veyron

The video became a YouTube hit, and has been watched more than 2.6 million times. No doubt, many of these hits came from Mr House's insurer, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co.

Read more at drive.com.au

WARNING: Video contains strong language.



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