Beijing's "Fast and Furious" charged with dangerous driving

2015-05-04 13:49:09 GMT2015-05-04 21:49:09(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Two young men that staged a real-life "Fast and Furious" drag race in downtown Beijing have been charged with dangerous driving, local authorities said Monday.

The Beijing Chaoyang District People's Procuratorate said they filed the charges against Yu, 20, and Tang, 21, on Monday and the case was accepted by the Chaoyang District People's Court.

On April 11, Yu drove a red Ferrari in a drag race against Tang's green Lamborghini on Datun Road. Both vehicles were severely damaged when they careered through a tunnel guardrail, before smashing into walls at speeds of more than 160 km/h, according to the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau.

Pictures circulating on Sina Weibo show the totaled cars in the tunnel, with wreckage scattered on the ground.

One of the drivers was injured in the accident, the bureau said, adding that neither driver was employed.

The case caused quite a stir on the Internet, renewing criticism on the reckless behavior and blatant lawbreaking by some members of the "second wealthy generation", the children of China's new rich.

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