You never can be too careful when it comes to being a good valet, especially when you’re given the responsibility of parking cars which are worth half a million dollars.
But sometimes the inevitable is, well, inevitable, as was proved a couple of weeks ago outside the prestigious Le Meridien hotel in India.
A valet bringing a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder to the front of the hotel for a guest rammed it into a stationary car, and then into a concrete railing, totaling the vehicle.
An official hotel spokesman confirmed to reporters that the crash was an accident and that the valet driver was lightly wounded and had received treatment.
The luxury supercar belongs to Abid Fateh Mohmmed Khatri. His friend, Nipun Mglani, who contacted the police about the accident, said that Khatri was traveling abroad and his cousins had taken the car to the hotel.
Mr. Mglani said: “The car had been parked by valets a number of times before. Even that afternoon, the valet took the car to the parking safely and even brought it back to the porch area without any hassles. But suddenly he lost control, missed another valet before hitting it head on into the railing.”
CCTV footage shows the car being driven slowly and carefully by the valet and then stopping on the porch outside the hotel at 2:30 pm.
Suddenly, the car zoomed ahead at a high speed and rammed into another sedan from behind. The impact of Lamborghini’s collision with the other car was such that the car got pushed into a U-turn and hit another parked car.
The cost of the repairs to the car are huge, and the vehicle might be a write-off, pending an insurance assessment. An official complaint has been filed against the valet driver, Arun Kumar, and Le Meridien hotel with the Parliament Street police station.