LA MARQUE, Texas – A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a Galveston. The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.near
The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-builtwhen the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist. The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.
Gilchrist said he doesn't know if the car was salvageable, but in his words, "isn't good for anything." He says the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was not injured.
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