High-end car: an increasingly notorious killer in China

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2012-3-20 18:25:00

Editor's Note:
Among the numerous road accidents in China, a growing number of luxury cars come into the spotlight in some high-profile or notorious car accidents. They draw further concerns as more scandals get exposed, such as Guo Meimei who showed off her Maserati on her Sina Weibo account. The Global Times listed the notorious car accidents and scandals to present the phenomenon in China.

I. Luxury Cars in Notorious Road Accidents

BMW  Photo: CFP
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High-end Cars in High-profile Accident

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Name  Li Qiming
Age  23
Identity  son of a senior police official
Accident Date  October 16, 2010
Casualty  1 killed, 1 injured
Penalty  6-year in prison
Li, the son of the deputy director of the Baoding Public Security Bureau, struck two female students on the campus of Hebei University. Li earned notoriety after shouting at the scene of the accident, "Sue me if you dare. My father is Li Gang!"
Source: Global Times

List of Accidents Involving Luxury Cars in Recent Years
Luxury car involved  Casualty Accident
 Porsche  1 dead  

On August 4, 2009, Ma Fangfang, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by local resident Wei Zhigang when he drove his Porsche while drunk.

 Mitsubishi  1 dead On May 7, 2009, a young man, Tan Zhuo, was killed by Hu Bin, 20, who was speeding in his Mitsubishi.
 BMW  1 dead, 5 injured A 4-year-old boy was killed and five were injured when man named Gao Jing recklessly drove a borrowed BMW with his girlfriend in August 9, 2009.
 BMW  2 injured Beijing residents blocked two drivers from fleeing the scene where they beat a couple in a brawl in September 8, 2011. One of the drivers was Li Tianyi, the son of famous singer Li Shuangjiang.
 BMW  1 dead An official's son in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province is said to hit a motorist when he tried drifting tricks on May 15, 2011.
 BMW  6 injured Over 100 people in Wuxi blocked and smashed a white BMW in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province on March 11, 2012, after it hit 6 people and tried to flee the scene.
 Benz  1 injured A man beat a shop owner's 2-year-old girl after having a brawl with him, and he tried to leave the scene in his car while being circled by angered passers-by and neighbors in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province in September 18, 2011. When the police took him to the police car, he smiled to the crowd and said his father is the mayor.
Source: Global Times

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II. Luxuary Cars in Scandal


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III. Luxuary Cars Show-off
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Source: Global Times

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