Forget Fuel Cells, How About Some Brain Cells?

Two driving-related posts in a single day. Go figure.


BELLEVUE, Wash. – An Eastside driver stalled the morning commute Wednesday when his Maserati sports car ran out of gas on the middle of the Evergreen Point
Floating Bridge.

The driver called 911 for help since his vehicle was blocking the left lane on the 520 Bridge, according to Washington State Patrol. Dispatchers were told the gas gauge on the Maserati showed empty, but the low fuel light hadn't activated. The driver of the Maserati was unsure which gauge was more accurate.

He requested that fuel be delivered to his sports car. A WSP trooper pushed the Maserati off the bridge and offered to call a tow truck, but the driver declined, and instead walked to a gas station to get fuel.

There's an exotic sports car shop that advertises in the sports section of the Seattle Times every day. Their ad usually lists a dozen or so Ferraris and Maseratis that they have on the lot. The cheapest I've ever noticed was a 2002 Maserati selling for about $47,500. It was in a paper last week. So, for argument's sake, let's just assume that the guy's car was worth between fifty and eighty thousand dollars. Possibly quite more if it was new.

Maybe it's just me, but I would imagine if you've found a way to have that kind of money laying around to invest in an Italian sports car, you'd probably be smart enough to, I don't know, not need a stupid light to tell you when you're about to run out of gas!

Something tells me the humiliation he suffered from having to have the State Patrol push his car across the bridge in the middle of the morning commute will be enough to make sure this guy doesn't go below half a tank ever again.

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