Teacher Tries Land Speed Record in Toyota GR Supra

Supra Sustains $4,000 in Damage.

The proprietor of a Toyota GR Supra which had been rented to an educator has found out in an arduous manner that putting your auto up for rental on Turo can lead to unpredicted hurt after the teacher apparently utilized the hired sports car for a land speed record competition.

Geovanni Morales informed Fox 32 Chicago that he had received a request through the Turo app from Gregory Ditch of Naperville North High School. Ditch, an automotive teacher, was supervising an all-female team of students who had created a pickup to contend in the Texas Mile land speed record contest. However, on the way to the competition, the truck became “inoperable.” Instead of turning back, Ditch mentioned that he had spent “all night trying to find some type of vehicle elsewhere.”

It can be surmised that Morales was clueless as to what the motives were behind renting the place.

“I’ve been doing rentals for a while,” said Morales. “Usually, I’m concerned when it’s a younger guy. He’s a lot older, he knows about cars, he’s a teacher, so I’m like, ‘Ok, my car’s in good hands.'” However, when the car was returned three days later, Morales got “a feeling that maybe this guy was racing this car,” he said. After doing some research, Morales found images and videos that showed the same license plate and aftermarket wheels on the car being flaunted by members of the student group.

“The amusing thing is that they were boasting about being victorious in the contest that she had taken part in,” remarked Morales regarding the student who had raced his car.

In essence, it appears that there had been no block on the access of the automobile by Ditch, and Morales merely subscribed to the program in order to use his vehicle. Along with this is the contention of destruction sustained by Morales as an outcome of taking part in the event, totaling approximately $4,000.

The tires are damaged and it is speculated that the brakes also experienced substantial degradation after Morales discovered evidence that his vehicle exceeded 160 mph. Subsequently, Morales contacted Ditch, who attempted to state that it was a completely different automobile, which did not make sense.

Fox attempted to get Ditch’s perspective on the situation, and he stammered, “I borrowed the vehicle from… we ended up with the vehicle from… It didn’t come from Toyota. I made some phone calls and got it from a dealer. We borrowed it, and it’s all legitimate. I don’t know who he is or what the full story is, but that’s not what actually happened.”

Were that to be the instance, why not deliver evidence or a point of contact to back up the tale? Have any attempt been made at verifying it?

Turo has sent Morales a letter to inform him that the alleged misuse of his car is under investigation and is making progress, with an excerpt therefrom reading as follows: “We have sufficient evidence to prove they were breaching our prohibited uses and racing the car. We will be pursuing them for the necessary action.”

Naperville North, in which Ditch is hired now, has confirmed consciousness of the lawsuit.

Many dispute that it should be assumed that a leased sports car will be driven forcefully, especially when piloted by a teen, unlawfully speeding with the car. Even at low velocities, some driver still manage to wreck loaned cars, illustrating why its paramount to carefully consider who is allowed control of your beloved vehicle.

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