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Adelaide girl dies beneath wheels of ‘out of control’ Lamborghini

The crumpled wreck of the $328,000 Lamborghini where it came to rest and a teenage girl lost her life. Photo: ABC
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A 15-year-old girl has been killed and another teenage girl rushed to hospital after being hit by a Lamborghini on a footpath outside a Chinese restaurant in Adelaide.

Police said the two girls were hit while walking in front of the House of Tien restaurant on Morphett Road, Glengowrie, about 10:00pm. Both girls were treated by paramedics at the scene.

One, a 15-year-old from Seaview Downs, died, while the other, a 15-year-old from Richmond, was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the car, a 37-year-old man from Elizabeth North, allegedly lost control of the white 2016 Lamborghini Huracan, which mounted the kerb and crashed into the front doors of the restaurant.

He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing injury by dangerous driving.

He was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court next month.
Police have asked anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the Lamborghini nearby to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The vehicle involved in the crash is listed for sale online for $328,888.

‘Big bang’

It had been at a Wintertime Snow & Shine event at the nearby Westfield Marion shopping centre before the crash.

The owner of the restaurant, Kiet Tran, was cooking when he heard a “big bang”.

He then saw the dying girl in his car park and covered her with a tablecloth.

“The lady from the car was jumping out and crying and yelling — she was in shock,” Mr Tran said.

“The man came out to help saying ‘it’s not good to touch her, we don’t know [what to do]. She was face down’.”

He felt bad for the girl’s parents.

“I can imagine the parents … I know it’s chaos in the family — I can feel it and it’s really bad because I’m a father too,” he said.