What is it with China and supercar crashes? This year, we’ve had more than the usual share of reports about vehicular accidents in China involving high-end cars. Just recently, a McLaren 570S ended in a one-way trip to the local scrapyard after what seems to be another over-speeding incident. And before the year ends, another vehicular accident took place in the city of Kunming in Yunnan Province.
Apparently, a lightly modded Lamborghini Aventador and a bus got tangled up in a road accident. From what has been reported, the Italian supercar was in the process of hurriedly trying to change direction when it hits the side of the bus.
The Lambo came from the other side of the road when the driver made a rather rash decision to make a tight turn somehow ending up hitting the bus. Luckily, it looks like the Italian supercar received only minor damages and none of the passengers (on both vehicles) seemed to be injured.
Lamborghini’s driver however, stormed out of his car, talking to someone on his phone, and clearly looked unhappy because of what happened. Well, we couldn’t blame him if he was upset what with the costs of repairs for minor damages on a Lambo, but the accident was clearly and definitely his fault. So much for traffic advisories on defensive and safe driving.
According to CarNewsChina, the bus involved in the accident was a 12M City Bus made by none other than China’s largest bus maker, Golden Dragon Bus. These types of buses usually run on line 95; however, that day was an exception.
The Aventador was originally orange in color and fitted with orange interior and brakes. Now it is wrapped in a dark black paintjob, retaining the same color for its alloys. It actually looks a lot like a Batmobile except that Batman is capable of keeping his ride in control; this one didn’t.
Anyway, we’re just very happy everyone was safe. Damages on the Aventador could’ve been worse – a mangled front bumper or a dented right quarter panel would be catastrophic to anyone’s finances.
China is by far the largest automotive market in the world, which is why it is not surprising to find quite a handful of exotic supercars roaming its streets. It is inevitable to be involved in vehicular accidents and even more inevitable that precious exotic cars such as the Lamborghini Aventador end up in sticky situations on the road.
Everyone is constantly reminded by several local government agencies and even non-government organizations on the importance of safe and defensive driving to avoid accidents in the future.
However, there are always those days when luck isn’t on our side or there are just reckless drivers who fail to abide by traffic rules and regulations. Until then, we won’t stop reminding everyone to be on the lookout for these kinds of drivers and at the same time, to drive safe. Hopefully this will be the last supercar accident this year.