Insurance company sues FBI for crashing Ferrari

Ferrari F50
Ferrari F50

Working for the United States government may have its perks, but crashing a $750,000 Ferrari and not paying for it shouldn’t be one of them. According to a lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court in Detroit, a Michigan insurance company is suing the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act since the government organizations won’t produce records that could shed light on the crash.

The lawsuit sights a May 2009 crash of a Ferrari F50 in Lexington, Ky. According to the lawsuit, the Ferrari was being driven by an FBI special agent who lost control and crashed into a tree. The lawsuit also states how the stolen Ferrari ended up in the hands of the FBI. Apparently, the car was stolen from a Ferrari dealership in Rosemont, Pennsylvania in September 2003. The dealers submitted the claim to Motors Insurance Corp., which had insured the Ferrari. The insurer paid the claim and assumed ownership of the vehicle.

Five years later, in August 2008, the FBI found the car in Kentucky and stored it during the investigation. Then the FBI decided to take the Ferrari for a spin and ended up crashing the supercar. Motor Insurance than submitted a claim to the FBI and Justice Department for $750,000.

The agencies rejected the claim last March and argued the crash happened while the Ferrari was being detained by the FBI, according to the lawsuit. After a second rejection, Motor Insurance Corp. requested documents relating to the use, custody, possession, storage and transportation of the Ferrari. Guess what? Their request rejected again.

What’s going to happen next? Stay tuned.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News