Lamborghini Gallardo crashes in Sydney, driven by 20yo friend

A Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 has been involved in nasty crash in Sydney over the weekend, resulting in two passengers – a 20-year-old male driver and 19-year-old female passenger – being taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Interestingly, the exotic supercar wasn’t actually being driven by its owner at the time. Instead, Brendon An, a 23-year-old university student, lent his car to his friend Will Shao for a drive.

Shao, of just 20 years of age, not only went for a test drive in the V10 supercar, he also tested out it’s safety levels. Shao lost control of the Gallardo early Saturday morning, crashing with a taxi on Parramatta Road in Camperdown, sending both into a wall.

Shao and his passenger were trapped in the Gallardo for at least an hour before being taken to hospital. Shao is in intensive care with a broken leg, while the female passenger was released from hospital after a few hours. The taxi driver wasn’t seriously injured.

As you can see, the Gallardo is completely written off. The front end suffered serious damage suggesting high speed could have been a contributing factor to the crash. Police are still investigating the incident.

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Brendon An said in a recent report that he wasn’t worried about the car, and that he was worried about his friend. He also said the car was a gift from his family in China.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.