Insurer bites over supercar stunt

Andy House is spotted driving his Bugatti Veyron into a Texan swamp.
Andy House is spotted driving his Bugatti Veyron into a Texan swamp. YouTube

WHEN Andy House drove his $US1m ($980,000) supercar into a Texas swamp he said it was an accident, caused by a rogue pelican in his way.

Two years later he is being sued by his insurer, who claims he did it deliberately to collect a $US2.2 million ($2.15 million) insurance payout.

Mr House, a car dealer from Lufkin, Texas, careered off the road into a saltwater Galveston Bay lagoon in November 2009.

Unbeknown to him, some car enthusiasts were filming him - after all, he was driving a French-built Bugatti Veyron, one of only 300 ever made.

Bugatti Veyron

The video became a YouTube hit, and has been watched more than 2.6 million times. No doubt, many of these hits came from Mr House's insurer, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co.


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