The notorious Ferrari and Lamborghini drivers responsible for the Fast and Furious-like car crash in Beijing last month were prosecuted for reckless driving yesterday and given respective prison sentences of five months and four months.
At around 10:00 p.m. on April 11, the two cars were seen on video racing in the Dutun Road Tunnel at a maximum speed of 179-215 KM/H (about 111-134 MPH), more than three times the 60 KM/H limit, before a collision occurred. The crash resulted in a minor spine injury to the female Lamborghini passenger and severe damages to the cars and public facilities, such a a 100-meter-long fence, electricity cables and the tunnel wall.
Both of the convicted, who had been out of work before the accident, stated their wish not to appeal and pleaded guilty. The Lamborghini driver, identified as a 21-year-old man surnamed Tang, will be jailed for five months and charged 10,000 RMB. The 20-year-old Ferrari driver surnamed Yu has been handed a four-month sentence and given an 8,000 RMB fine (1291 USD), China News reports.
Despite speculations about the defendants’ upper-class upbringings, Tang’s parents claim to be self-made stock-investors with no business or political backgrounds. Revealed as a Changchun citizen, Yu’s mother is reportedly a former vice president of a petroleum company.
According to prosecutors from Chaoyang District, Beijing, the damages to public faculties amounted to 320,000 RMB (51,639 USD).
Moreover, the other party involved, a 24-year-old female surnamed Xu from Liaoning Province, filed a civil lawsuit for compensations to cover medical and nursing fees, surgery cost, loss of salary, etc. The sum of the claim is unknown.
By Lily Lin