A man crashed his Lamborghini into eight other vehicles in the Chaoyang district of Beijing on Tuesday, and instead of staying at the scene, he ran away.
According to the South China Morning Post, the speeding car didn’t have a licence plate and hit a black sedan, a BMW, and at least three taxis. A minibus driver was also left injured.
The 21-year-old driver of the £450,000 ($US600,000) Lamborghini was tracked down and arrested by police soon after they rushed to the scene of the crash at approximately 4:20 a.m. He is currently under investigation.
Members of Chinese microblogging website Weibo suspect the reckless driver is a “fu’erdai,” the country’s second-generation of rich people who inherit their fortunes from their wealthy parents. They’re known for their lavish lifestyles and often flash their wealth in public.
Notable fu’erdai include Chinese-American socialite Dorothy Wang, who has made a name for herself on the US reality show “The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” after flaunting her wealthy lifestyle on Instagram. Her father is Wang Heng, chairman of the Golden Eagle Retail Group, one of China’s biggest mall chains.
Beijing has seen a rise in the number of luxury car accidents. This week’s crash comes just months after another Lamborghini and a £325,000 ($US500,000) Ferrari collided in a high-speed road race in the city. Another speeding Ferrari crashed in March 2012, killing the son of Ling Jihua, a close ally of then-president Hu Jintao.
Pictures posted on social media show the damage caused by the crash:
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