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Old 10th July 2014, 16:30   #31
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1) Valet would have been fired by now.

2) The hotel would be calculating the losses that they shall be incurring just because of one mistake of a moron.
Which why they always mention valet parking at owners risk!
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Hotel probably will resort to the t&c on the valet card.
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As far claiming damages from the hotel, I don't think that's going to happen. The 'owner's risk' clause on the T&C's of the parking slip will absolve the hotel.

How will the insurance company treat the episode? Will they be able to find some loophole and escape liability?


Hotel will most probably have liability insurance to cover such casses. Or, it could be the company that runs Valet service for Hotel.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/200...rum/rights.htm

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Disagreeing with this contention and upholding the award of compensation to Virmani, the apex court pointed out that the hotel may not levy a specific parking fee but the high charges collected from guests would cover the cost of providing various services to the guests, including valet parking. The hotel, therefore, cannot claim that it was a free service and cannot come under the purview of the consumer law. “Even though the hotel may have provided valet parking free of charge, still it would be covered by the deficiency of service under the Consumer Protection Act as it is charging for other services at very high rates,” the commission observed.
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Old 10th July 2014, 19:01   #33
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The CCTV footage of the crash in the below link.
This thing is terrible.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...23666044458276
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The CCTV footage of the crash in the below link.
This thing is terrible.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...23666044458276
Saw the video again and again but couldn't see any valet entering the car. Seems like it's the owner himself who crashed the car.
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Came across the video of the Lamborghini crash on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1486416478263112

He almost ran over two people. If you notice closely the gentleman on the left of the screen had a really close shave.

PS: Was it the Camry in front of the Lambo? or the Altis?
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Saw the video again and again but couldn't see any valet entering the car. Seems like it's the owner himself who crashed the car.
Looks like the valet has brought the car from the parking to the lobby and is not on his way to park the car. The owners of the car were probably leaving the hotel and not arriving at the hotel.
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I agree with Anand123, couldn't see valet enter the car, door opens but no one exits or enter the car. If the car was one with paddle transmission, it could be by mistake car was put in gear while trying to exit car.

Another thing could be, was the car coming back from parking to be handed back to the owner, other than that its a moment of brain fart by owner blaming someone else for his misdeed.
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Saw the video again and again but couldn't see any valet entering the car. Seems like it's the owner himself who crashed the car.
According to the article in TOI, this happened when the valet was returning the car to the owner.
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

It doesnt look like the owner got out of the car.
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The CCTV footage of the crash in the below link.
This thing is terrible.
Disclaimer: I've never driven anything more powerful than an Audi A6, and even that took me by surprise with its power, but...

Are these vehicles so different/hard to drive? I realise that, from acceleration figures alone, things are going to happen pretty fast if one puts the foot down, but that guy makes it looks like there are just two settings: stop and unstoppable.

And I'm amazed at just how unstoppable! The car in front is flipped out the way like nothing; seriously pushed around, and from a standing start just a few metres back. It's like watching a bulldozer.

Very instructive piece of film. I don't suppose the hotel is very happy about it being made public.

So, Can I have a go with somebody's Lamborghini, to see what it is like?

No?

Probably very wise
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Did anyone notice the guy who ran for his life and saved his behind?

The Valet must have left it in some drive mode not knowing how to use an auto properly and stamped on the accelerator while trying to get out.
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Valet crashes a Lamborghini at the Le Meridien, Delhi. I'm curious to see how the hotel handles this!

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The owner of this Lamborghini was once in trouble for using fake licence plate on his Audi.

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/c...w/27741936.cms
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/ene...cle3717955.ece

Company:
http://www.facindia.com/team.php

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That very well could be the valet returning the car to the owner who were leaving the hotel.

Adding my two cents. The plausible theory seems to be, as someone mentioned here, the valet left it in gear while trying to exit the car assuming its gone into neutral like some newer supercars, but in the Gallardo you'd still need to pull both the paddles together to switch it into N, which he may not have done and accidentally stomped on the gas while trying to get out. Even if the park brake was engaged, the Bull's V10 grunt is more than enough to overpower it in a flick of the throttle.

Also, the Gallardo has an incredibly tricky pedal arrangement, because of the car's wedge-like shape, the gas pedal is more-or-less bang in front of you (where the brake is supposed to go) and the brake pedal is slightly towards the left. It takes a lot of time to get accustomed to those and if you're wearing a slightly heavy soled footwear, it only adds to the horror!

Here is a YouTube video link -

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The owner of this Lamborghini was once in trouble for using fake licence plate on his Audi.

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/c...w/27741936.cms
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/ene...cle3717955.ece

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http://www.facindia.com/team.php
Some questions for you!

Can you please co-relate your info with the post you have quoted?

The information source you have given in your post do not have any relation with the crash of Lamborghini in Delhi as one shows info of fake number plate and the other shows a scam related info. The 3rd link shows info about a company.

How are you so sure about the owner of the Audi to be the one owning this Lamborghini?

Please clear my doubts. I might be missing out something.

Thanks.
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God saved that security guy!! The car just flicked past him or he would have been sandwiched between the Bull and the Corolla/Camry(can't make out which it is).

Probably the worst day in the valet's life..

Any news, what he had to face after the incidence? He was fired definitely, but what next? The owner can't even ask him to pay up, cuz the poor guy couldn't do it even in his entire lifetime.

Actually it is quite disheartening when one thinks that what a big blunder the poor guy has got himself into, just because of a bit of negligence.

-Bhargav
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