Police are investigating a case from Wednesday evening in which a taxi driver was violently beaten up by a Ferrari driver on a Beijing road for no apparent reason, China News reports.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a Ferrari car driver suddenly blocked a taxi near a bus stop at the Jiuxianqiao shopping mall in Beijing’s Chaoyang District. The 38-year-old taxi driver, surnamed Chen, got out of his car and was immediately attacked by the Ferrari driver. A passer-by surnamed Yi who tried to intervene was also injured.
The incident lasted around five minutes and another witness, surnamed Wang, had used his cell phone to record most of it. As seen in the video, Chen was parked by the road when a man wearing a black top grabbed him and slapped him. The man then began kicking and swearing at Yi. The victims squatted on the ground and didn’t fight back.
The Ferrari driver was taken away by the police and the victims were sent to the hospital. Both suffered minor injuries including swollen soft tissue around their ears, swollen eyes and bruises.
Chen said he did nothing to provoke the Ferrari driver, but that the man suddenly hit his taxi and shouted “You hit me!” Under the belief that the Ferrari driver was drunk, Chen got out to speak with him.
“I didn’t expect that he would have started to beat me once I opened the door and stepped outside,” said Chen.
“I went forward and tried to stop it,” the other victim, Yi, said. “The man didn’t listen to me but started to beat me into unconsciousness.”
[Images Via China News]
[Video Via QQ]
By Jennifer Hui