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Lamborghini written off after 13-year-old takes it for a joyride: West Vancouver police


A 13-year-old is facing several charges after crashing a Lamborghini on a West Vancouver highway, local police say.

The West Vancouver Police Department said officers were called about a single-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway at about 11 p.m. last Monday. Nobody was in the Lamborghini Huracan – which was abandoned in a ditch – when police arrived.

Police said they conducted an "exhaustive search" to find who was in the vehicle and, with the co-operation of the vehicle owner, found and interviewed two people who were in the car.

It turned out, police said, a 13-year-old was driving at the time of the crash.

Sgt. Chris Bigland told CTV News the Lamborghini was in the process of being sold, and that the owner appears to have entrusted the keys to the teenager.

"Our investigators believe that the registered owner was not aware of the true age of the driver, nor that they were not licensed to drive in British Columbia," Bigland added.

The youth then took a friend for a ride before losing control of the vehicle during a period of dark and rainy conditions on the roads, according to police.

The incident appears to reflect "poor judgment all around," Bigland said, adding that it's fortunate no one was injured.

Police said damage to the vehicle was so severe it had to be written off. A photo shared by the WVPD shows the Lamborghini had crashed through a fence, completely damaging the front-end.

The teenage driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with speeding, driving without due care, failing to remain at the scene of a collision and driving without a licence.

With files from CTV News Vancouver's Kevin Charach Top Stories

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