In what can only be termed as an ironic turn of events, news emerged of a car crash taking place in a tunnel in Beijing involving a Lamborghini and a Ferrari at around the same time the seventh installment of Fast and Furious franchise opened in the city.
Police have detained 20-year-old Yu from Changchun in the north-eastern province of Jilin and 21-year-old Tang from Beijing from the site of the wreckage where one injury has been reported so far. Both men are reported to be jobless.
The crash has spurred a debate on social media on the extravagant lifestyles of elite families in China, especially when news regarding the costs of both cars was revealed. The Lamborghini is reported to cost a total of US$800,000 while the Ferrari is supposed to cost around US$500,000.
Many people had been complaining about high speed races taking place in the tunnels, which are often used for drag racing. A number of people have turned to Twitter to voice their opinions on what had happened. One Twitter user, as a way of mocking China’s authoritarian Communist rule, tweeted, “Socialism is so good that it allows unemployed people to drive supercars.”