The aim was for them to drive a luxury car and spend 50 hours creating a viral video
as known on YouTube Thiboderaline And the team includes Vito Loiacono, Matteo Di Pietro, Marco Ciaffaroni and Giulia Giannandrea. They were all young, Italian and volunteered to drive a rented Lamborghini for 50 hours for a video they hoped would go viral. The result was tragic, the challenge was never completed because, on Wednesday at 3:45 pm, the Lamborghini SUV in which the group was traveling collided with another car, a small car, in which five-year-old Manuel was traveling. His mother and three sisters. The boy reportedly died on the way to a hospital in Rome Corriere della Sera.
The group has more than 600,000 subscribers and organizes online challenges through user voting, paid clicks and cash prizes, as was the case with this idea of driving for 50 hours straight. In an Instagram post, one of the members admitted that he was not the one behind the wheel and sent his condolences to the family.
Responding to what happened was Italian Transport Minister Matteo Salvini. “We can propose and approve a new highway code, but in the face of a certain amount of stupidity, it becomes tragic and we can’t do anything.”
Retiro della patent a c usit al steering wheel soto effetto di stupfacenti. Nessuna tolleranza, medicine is death. In queste ore, a quel angioletto de 5 anni se non c peu, alla mamma e alla sorrellina ferrite, al dolor indisciple de quel papa de fronte alla scene… pic.twitter.com/ncky4errL1
— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) June 15, 2023
This Thursday, the Corriere della Sera The driver of the car at the time of the accident has been identified as Matteo Di Pietro. The Italian newspaper says the 20-year-old tested positive for cannabinoids and is being investigated by Italian authorities for involuntary manslaughter and causing serious injuries to Manuel’s mother and sister.
According to authorities in Rome, it is now a matter of finding out how fast the car was going and what was really going on inside the rented SUV, for which all the mobile phones of the five youths were seized. The investigation is still trying to determine how the Lamborghini Urus, which has 650 horsepower and can hit 100 km/h in under four seconds, was rented to the 20-year-old. According to the Italian Highway Code for new drivers, young people cannot rent this type of vehicle.
During the 50-hour drive, the youngsters took turns at the wheel of the Lamborghini. Meanwhile, they shared some videos on social networks, especially on Instagram, complaining that they were tired.
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