Date
30 March 2017
As pictures surfaced of the supercar crash in Chongqing, there is feverish speculation over the identity of the driver. Photos: Facebook, baidu.com
As pictures surfaced of the supercar crash in Chongqing, there is feverish speculation over the identity of the driver. Photos: Facebook, baidu.com

Chongqing man crashes supercar just hours after taking delivery

A young man is believed to have crashed a supercar worth nearly US$3.9 million in Chongqing just hours after the vehicle was delivered to him over the weekend.

According to an Apple Daily report, a 26-year-old male took possession of a grey-and-black Swedish supercar Koenigsegg Agera R late Saturday after it was shipped from Shanghai.

The man, who is said to bear the surname Liu, then took the car for a spin.

Shortly after midnight Saturday (early hours of Sunday), just seven hours after he took delivery of the vehicle, the man found himself in an accident as the supercar smashed into a roadside fence.

Liu was apparently driving at very high speed as the front portion of the car was severely damaged from the collision, while the bumper and a real wheel fell off.

Miraculously, Liu — as well as a female companion who was traveling with him — did not appear to suffer any serious injuries.

Police arrived at the scene and began questioning the man before taking him away.

Meanwhile, some young people gathered around the crashed car and began taking photos.

As Liu was being led away, he covered his face with his coat, prompting onlookers to suspect that he could be related to some important person.

When a video later surfaced online of the incident, netizens speculated that he could be the son of a rich tycoon or a senior government official.

The police, meanwhile, said that Liu was detained as he has been found driving under the influence of alcohol.

The young man is said to have told authorities that he will take full responsibility for his actions.

Meanwhile, the garage that was asked to tow away the wrecked supercar said the vehicle can only be fixed by its maker in Sweden.

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