A Lamborghini that was participating in an exotic car race at Walt Disney World collided with a guardrail, killing the passenger and injuring the driver. Florida Highway Patrol says Tavon Watson of nearby Kissimmee lost control of the vehicle on Sunday, April 12, killing Gary Terry of Davenport, Florida.
The incident report filed by authorities noted that Watson failed to maneuver the extremely powerful vehicle through the racecourse. The vehicle’s passenger side struck the guardrail and the passenger, Mr. Terry was pronounced dead on scene.
The Disney attraction allows fans and enthusiasts to race luxurious, high-speed vehicles such as Lamborghinis, Porsches and Ferraris. The cost, between $200 and $400, allows customers to drive for several laps with an instructor on a track located south of the Magic Kingdom parking lots.
The track is operated by Petty Holdings, a company that operates similar attractions at speedways located throughout the United States. Ironically, the track where this incident occurred, along with a similar attraction, the Richard Petty Driving Experience, also located at Disney World, were already slated to cease operations this summer for unrelated reasons.
When driving a vehicle, Lamborghini or not, it is always important to not only drive within the limitations of the vehicle, but more importantly, the limitations set forth by local law. Be aware of speed limits and road conditions and always maintain safe distances between your vehicle and those in front of you, all of which will help prevent injuries to you and your passengers in the event of a collision, particularly on race tracks.