Texas Man Drives Bugatti Into Marsh; Blames Bird

A Texas man crashed his Bugatti into a saltwater lagoon near Galveston, and told police he was distracted by a low-flying pelican. He said the bird caused him to drop his phone, and he veered off the road when he tried to pick it up.

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Good morning. Im Steve Inskeep. A Texas man drove his car into the water, a saltwater lagoon near Galveston. He crashed a Bugatti, a European sports car worth a million dollars. He blames the accident on a low-flying pelican. Now, when he blames the pelican, listen carefully. He told police he was distracted by the low-flying bird. OK. And thats when he dropped his cell phone, tried to pick it up and veered off the road. Definitely the pelicans fault.

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