ITALIAN POLICE USE LAMBORGHINI TO TRANSPORT ORGANS
When two kidneys had to be delivered hundreds of kilometres apart in Italy, the local police didn’t even opt for a police-escorted ambulance but rather offered to take it themselves… in a specially adapted Lamborghini.
In a statement posted on social media, the police said “travelling on the motorway to deliver the most beautiful Christmas present: life. Thanks to the State Police’s special Father Christmas, two people have received the gift of a kidney.”
The kidneys were delivered to a hospital in Modena and a hospital in Rome from Padua.
News24 reports the Lamborghini Huracan, which has a top speed of 300 km/h and the capacity to go from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, was a 2017 gift to the police from the luxury carmaker. It was assigned to highway patrol in Bologna, northern Italy, for use in both normal police operations and the urgent transport of blood and organs.
There is another Huracan currently in operation by the highway patrol in Rome. A 2009 Gallardo, which is no longer in use, is in a museum.
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