Esprit Models
Esprit History
For Sale
Other Stuff
Buying & Running
Parts & Specialists
Other Esprit Stuff

Fatal Esprit Crash
Reims, France 23rd May 2003

The car, a Lotus, literally wrapped itself around the post.

It was about 8.30 yesterday evening (23rd May 2003) when Arnaud Schiltz at the wheel of a Lotus Esprit, lost control of his car in the town centre. The Esprit allegedly took off and finished its course wrapped around a post. The driver died at the scene, while his passenger, a child, suffered minor injuries. The accident happened behind the cemetery of the "Neuvillette", on the "Maurice Plongeron" avenue. It is unknown why Arnaud lost control of the vehicle.

I hope this is a reminder of what can happen and that none of us are indestructible. If you drive fast – drive safe. Lotus Esprit World

If you have any information or comment on this page. Feel free to e-mail at kato@lotusespritworld.com.

return to top
home email news esprit models road tests buying an esprit running an esprit esprit owners maintenance pictures for sale history Lotus models links