CHINESE FAST AND FURIOUS STREET RACERS DEAD BOY LEFT IN STREET AS A DETERRENT TO OTHER STREET RACERS – It is extremely difficult for authorities of any country to get the message across that certain activities; such as illegal street racing, are life-threatening.
With the glamour that was portrayed in the Fast and Furious movies, illegal street racing has certainly become problematic for authorities around the world and indeed with the rise of wealth in China the Chinese authorities are now subject to this activity.
In a recent illegal street race, that went horribly wrong, Tao Lung, a 28 year old man was killed instantly in Kunming City, China.
During the illegal street race Tao Lung’s $130,000 Jaguar F-Type collided with one of the other competing cars which resulted in complete loss of control. Tao Lung’s car then smashed head-on into a tree and threw him clear out of the vehicle into the road and was then run over by yet another competing car, killing him instantly.
When police arrived at the scene they took the unprecedented step not to cover up Tao’s body but to leave it in the road so that everyone could see the devastating effects of driving at speed and more importantly engaging in the growing trend of illegal street car racing.
According to police it is estimated that Tao was traveling at over 150mph at the time of the accident in the built up and residential area of Kunmany City, Yunnan province.
Local authorities noted that most of those involved in illegal street racing were rich individuals and therefore police often don’t want to tackle them; just in case they are connected to powerful government officials.
The police officer who took the decision to leave Tao’s body on display told reporters that he wanted people to see and realise just how deadly this activity is and that hopefully they will learn from it.
Police took their time to conclude the investigation, clear away the wreckage of Tao’s Jaguar F-Type and only then was the body covered and removed from the street.
Some media outlets have condemned the police officers decision to leave Tao’s body in place however others have come out to praise his actions.
We often hear of devastating accidents and yet ignore the dangers simply because we are not fully aware of the aftermath.
Recently meebal.com highlighted the growing dangers of driving motorbikes in Thailand. The article centered on the issue of foreign tourist hiring motorbikes without any prior training and often flouting the laws by not wearing a crash helmet – like many Thai nationals do.
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We have of course declined such requests for it serves as a stark and very graphic reminder as to what could happen if you do not take care whilst driving and indeed break the law.