Chinese Student Driving Ferrari Killed by Drunk Driver in LA

Ferrari of Chinese study abroad student in the US, after a traffic collision with a Hispanic drunk driver in a Hyundai, at the intersection of New and Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park.

Ferrari of Chinese study abroad student in the US, after a traffic collision with a Hispanic drunk driver in a Hyundai, at the intersection of New and Garvey Ave. in Monterey Park.

From NetEase:

Male Chinese Study Abroad Student Driving Ferrari Sports Car Dies From Traffic Accident

ChinaNews May 5 report — According to a report by World Journal in the United States, a Ferrari is expensive but won’t keep you alive, and a 21-year-old Chinese young man died in an accident on the early morning of the 3rd. A car crash happened at the intersection of Garvey Ave. and New Ave. in Monterey Park city of the United States around 2:10am on the 3rd. A drunk Hispanic male driving a silver Hyundai struck a brand new white Ferrari 458 Italia, with the ethnic Chinese male driver of the Ferrari dying on the scene. The driver of the Hyundai and the passenger on the Ferrari have been hospitalized for injuries, with the Ferrari passenger’s condition being exceptionally serious.

The east side of Garvey Ave. intersecting with the north side of New Ave. in Monterey Park were closed from the morning until about 1pm in the afternoon on the 3rd, with two cars damaged beyond recognition. The left door of the silver Hyundai had been sent flying while the front of the car had caved in, the left side of the glass windshield shattered. However, worse was the white Ferrari 458 Italia facing north on Garvey Ave. The front of this car had nearly been torn off, the windshield completely shattered, both airbags in the cabin having deployed. From the front, it is completely impossible to recognize this car as a Ferrari, but the Ferrari logo on the back of the car and the car’s wheels remind people that this is a super car worth over 200l USD. This car is exceptionally new, with a dealer sticker still affixed to the car’s windows. Many people were on the side taking photos, with one person simultaneously taking photos and sighing, “I’ve never seen a Ferrari shattered into pieces like this.”

LA County Coroner’s Office spokesperson David Smith indicated that the deceased has been confirmed as a 21-year-old Chinese national male, but the name is not yet convenient to be disclosed. However, according to disclosures by the deceased’s friends, the name of one of the two ethnic Chinese study abroad students on the Ferrari is Fu Duan (transliteration). Also, the Ferrari that he was driving was newly purchased, and had not yet received its license plate.


Monterey Park police officer B. Archibald says the car accident occurred around 2:10am on the early morning of the 3rd. The driver of the Hyundai was 28-year-old Hispanic male Omar Placencia, who was driving westward on Garvey Ave. at the time of the crash, and whom is preliminarily suspected of driving under the influence at the time when he crashed into the white Ferrari heading South on New Ave. After police arrived on the scene, the driver of the Ferrari had already died on the scene, while his passenger and Omar Placencia were taken to the hospital to treat the injuries they suffered. Details of the accident are still under investigation, and at present, the speed and angle of impact of the two cars is not yet certain, nor is the gender and ethnicity of the passenger of the Ferrari.

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One insider who was unwilling to be identified indicated that the driver of the Ferrari was a foreign student from China, and that the passenger was his ethnic-Chinese relative.

According to a report by Pasadena Star News, nearby residents disclosed that they have seen this white Ferrari passing by frequently in the past few days, at fast speeds, but have never seen what the owner looks like.

Soz, a nearby resident, says he heard a loud sound while bathing in the morning and after seeing the two cars having already collided when he ran out to look, he immediately called 911 for the police, as well as attempted to pull out the passenger of the Ferrari and the driver of the Hyundai. (Zhang Hong)

(Original Title: Ferrari Crashes with Hyundai, Chinese Student in America Dies in Car Accident)


Comments from NetEase:

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:183.49.*.*:

His father in China must be suffering in silence.

网易美国手机网友 ip:198.228.*.*:

This boy was hit and killed by a drunk driver, and there isn’t a single comment of sympathy in the comments section, but instead the comments are all hating the rich. I profoundly feel that I can no longer follow the domestic [mainland China] way of thinking.

网易福建省手机网友 ip:27.149.*.*:

Congratulations to this [rich second generation (child of rich parents), or rich idiot].

網易要我取個有態度的名字 [网易湖南省邵阳市手机网友]:

Is it convenient to disclose who his old man is?

终究是过客t [网易河北省石家庄市手机网友]:

Anyone with money has gone abroad, afraid to buy good cars in China for fear of being investigated. Great, truly great, it isn’t safe abroad either. Hitting and killing someone also requires paying with one’s life.

网易浙江省杭州市手机网友(124.160.*.*): (responding to 198.228.*.*)

However rich someone else is is because of their own abilities. If you have any ability, then you go bribe and you go struggle [to improve your station in life]. In a society like China’s, where isn’t bribery necessary? You can say it is his father who is rich and he’s a rich second-generation, but however much money his family has or where it is from, as long as he didn’t kill anyone or break the law, so what? He was hit and killed in a traffic accident, and even if he was a rich second generation, why isn’t there a bit of sympathy when he is [wrongfully] hit and killed?

jxhweb [网易江苏省无锡市网友]: (responding to above)

There are already two people above who have expressed sympathy. Thanks, you two! However, both of you deserve sympathy as well!

网易山东省临沂市手机网友 ip:112.234.*.*:

Not convenient to disclose his name [suggesting his name would implicate someone else].

国泰民安C [网易辽宁省阜新市手机网友]: (also responding to 198.228.*.*)

Let’s see you earn enough money to buy a Ferrari 458 at 21 years old! It’s not hating the rich, do you understand? I’ve studied abroad before as well, and when you see the sons of those public security bureau chiefs and bank presidents live lives of debauchery, when you see that the money they are squandering is from their fathers, when you see that the money is the blood and sweat money us taxpaying masses handed over to the national treasuring to help build up the country, when you see these things, only then will you understand why the domestic [mainland Chinese] population has these feelings [against the rich].

网易山东省济宁市手机网友 ip:112.235.*.*:


网易山东省泰安市手机网友 ip:123.135.*.*:

Who is his father?

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  • Commander Jameson

    The other driver may have been drinking but I’ll wager that Fu’er Dai was speeding.

  • Irvin

    Moral of the story, if you’re rich drive an Optimus Prime, don’t drive crappy ferrari.

    • mr.wiener

      At least no one made a comment damning the Koreans [yet]

  • Yes!

    Two years ago in Singapore, a 31-yo China guy drove his Ferrari past a red light and caused an accident that killed 3 people – himself, a taxi driver and his passenger. The Ferrari driver’s passenger, a younger girl whom his wife and family members have no knowledge of, went to hospital with severe injuries. Another motorcyclist was also injured.

    • Zappa Frank

      evidently Ferrari is anti-Chinese…

      • Surfeit

        Hazar! Them eye-ties don’t dig sweet n’sour!

      • As with custom, Ferrari executives must apologize to the Chinese people for causing an unnecessarily high number of road deaths and public disturbance in and outside of China.

    • Surfeit

      Saw that vid. Horrific crash.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    If you wanna see super cars, just go to any name brand university parking lots.

    • Insomnicide

      Even in second rate universities, there’s always one or two overpriced sports cars laying about in the parking lot.

  • Eurotrash

    Not. Wearing. Seatbelt.

  • Surfeit

    “Dad I want a Ferarri!”
    “No! You’re only 21!… how about a BMW?”
    “I wouldn’t be seen dead in a BMW!”

    • YourSupremeCommander

      “No son, you aint getting a Ferrari!”
      “Wire me the money now or I am gonna tell your wife about the 3 mistresses!”
      “Done, money will be there tomorrow, I love you son!”

    • cb4242

      I have seen this so often in L.A. spoiled Chinese and Korean kids getting expensive cars from their daddy’s so that they can look cool and be the envy of the party and get props when in actuality, NO one cares, No one is jealous, if anyone has ever lived in L.A. knows that traffic is horrendous and the worst in the world. What good is it to drive a fancy sports car like a Ferrari when you can’t even drive it fast! Sad that the person lost his life, but you need to be careful when you drive, don’t need to show off, be safe and responsible and you don’t have to worry about ending up like this guy. Personally, I believe he was speeding a bit, but that’s me, seeing how many Asians drive these kind of cars.

      • Rick in China

        “Personally, I believe he was speeding a bit, based on no evidence and contrary to what the LA police report said, because I make comments like “seeing how many Asians drive these kind of cars”.”

        • Sputnik

          “…they have seen this white Ferrari passing by frequently in the past few days, at fast speeds…”

          “…the speed and angle of impact of the two cars is not yet certain…”

          • Rick in China

            According to some bullshit papers. I trust the LA times more. “The Ferrari was traveling at an appropriate speed in a 35-mph zone, but the Hyundai was moving “well above the posted speed limit,” said Monterey Park Police Lt. Scott Wiese. “

  • Alex L

    Flunked out…

  • donscarletti

    I googled it just to check that it wasn’t the “Second Generation” in the brand new Ferrari at falt.

    Yes, most American accounts seem to suggest that the Hyundai was at fault, with only China Daily casting doubt both ways.

    If I had not checked, I would have been positive that the Ferrari was at fault. I would assume that the commenters don’t have the English skills to check and assumed that the article was biased and wrong.


    Even though being 21 in a Ferarri is never the best way to get sympathy from anyone, I cannot claim that being young and rich for just a few short years of adulthood can compare to even the pleasures that a regular guy could have by living until 30, so even if I were to die tomorrow, I would still count myself the lucky one and I cannot hold him as an object of envy or resentment. Also, I have a couple of Fu Er Dai friends, who are quite nice and equally precious as anyone else, so I don’t know if it is necissarily a good thing that he’s gone.

    So, my condolences to the family of the deceased and to the injured.

    • mr.wiener

      You are nothing if not thorough. Thanks for the links.

    • whuddyasack

      Thank you. Wise words and a truly worthy comment. This is why we must always second check an article and never believe gossip, rumors and small talk. It’s all too easy to let prejudice and bias cloud our judgment and there are very few who make sure that they have both sides of the story. Objectivity is rare in this world as it is, rarer still when it comes to people criticizing Chinese/ China. As we all know, they’re the easiest targets to bash and in doing this, any fool can gain massive support from a mouth-foaming, nationalistic crowd. Didn’t you know? It’s always the Chinese’s fault. I learned a long time ago to discount the opinions of the majority here and look at facts, and objectively speaking, there are many times when the Chinese are in the right.

    • Anon992

      Yeah, 2 separate topics here: 1) A lucky young guy driving a sports car very likely bought for him by his rich parents (who, being mainland Chinese probably achieved that money through corrupt activity). And 2) a drink driving car accident that was not the ferrari driver’s fault.

      Not really fair of people to use the death of this young man as a platform to show their anger at point 1.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Why doesn’t this type of accidents happen to people like….

    • Pako-chan

      did he shit his pants? it’s hanging.

      • mr.wiener

        Yeh, looks like he already had his accident.

        • cb4242

          This is the guy that threatened to beat the shit out of a paparazzi for talking shit to him. Tough guy! Lol

      • MonkeyMouth

        he;s got his prosthetic cock on backwards

      • Gordon Gogodancer

        it’s a new fashion apparently, i see it all over the place in China.
        This photo…its disturbing

      • don mario

        its the latest trend! the pooped in pants!

    • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

      Because God doesn’t want crappy music in heaven.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        You sure he’s not a belieber?

      • Rick in China

        I think it’s more like Satan doesn’t want crappy music in Hell…

    • MonkeyMouth

      there;s your ‘unidentified passenger’?

    • don mario

      mc hammer pants: you’re doing it wrong!

  • Insomnicide

    Hopefully this is the son of some corrupt fat cat within the CCP.

  • Freddi BuBu

    Some good news for a change….. : )

    • Barack Obama

      shut up ugly brown ho

      • MonkeyMouth

        dont talk to your wife that way, Barry!

    • mr.wiener

      Short comprehension test for you, please finish the end of this sentence:

      If you can’t say anything nice………..

      • bprichard

        at least try to be fucking funny.

  • christina

    how terrible-
    even if he is from a corrupt family, it’s terribly sick of people to say, good thing he’s gone.
    even if his dad embezzled and cheated his way up the social ladder, this kid shouldn’t be punished for the sins of the father- and death is too harsh a punishment in any case.

    saddening how so many people relish the thought of a fu er dai being killed.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      You do realize how many people his parents must have stepped on, or ruined to get to their riches right? You do not get rich in China by being a saint.

      • christina

        that doesn’t mean he deserves to die for his parents’ evil deeds.

        we don’t condemn the children of serial killers and other criminals because it’s not their fault.

        whether or not his parents are corrupt is irrelevant- a 21 year old was killed in a senseless accident and nobody should be happy about that. it’s sick.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          Apples don’t fall far from the tree.

          • Alex Dương

            So do you agree with North Korea’s system of hereditary punishments?

          • YourSupremeCommander

            No, but I do like how people seems like to compare apples with oranges just to make a case.

          • Alex Dương

            I don’t see what the inappropriate comparison is in this case?

          • mr.wiener

            Do the children of convicted murderers all need to be jailed or executed too? C’mon man, that’s lazy thinking.

          • fabulous

            That’s a lazy argument.
            If your dad, in the middle of the day, took plump women from the neighborhood, and kept these plump women in a well, in his front yard, then made lovely plump-woman-skin fedoras and Kangol caps from these women.
            If he then said, “Hey son. Here’s some fantastic hats for you to wear in public.” and the son said “What about this navel lint?”
            “Oh people will love it.”
            “Super! Ladies love lint.”
            “Yeah. Get out there and live it up.”
            If that boy then got kicked by a moose and died, people would think that universal justice had filled the void left by governmental justice.

        • David Webb

          Christina, you have to realize that the Chinese don’t think like Americans do. During Qin Dynasty, the highest level of crime committed against The Qin State can result in the execution of the entire family. Guilty by association.

          A portion of the Chinese are happy about this story because they have such hatred against corrupted state and business officials. They feel a sense of satisfaction because the justice system wouldn’t fairly punish the rich so anything terrible that happen to the rich outside of the court of law is deem to be a form of “justice has been served” type of attitude. Even if it’s from deadly accidents related to their children or relatives.

          Let me quote this comment:

          “Let’s see you earn enough money to buy a Ferrari 458 at 21 years old! It’s not hating the rich, do you understand? I’ve studied abroad before as well, and when you see the sons of those public security bureau chiefs and bank presidents live lives of debauchery, when you see that the money they are squandering is from their fathers, when you see that the money is the blood and sweat money us taxpaying masses handed over to the national treasuring to help build up the country, when you see these things, only then will you understand why the domestic [mainland Chinese] population has these feelings [against the rich].”

          Many people feel the same way as this person. They feel that if you know your dad made his money from corruption and you use that money for your own benefit in the cost of taxpayers. Then you are also guilty and should be punished.

          Now do I actually agree with such view point? In the absence of rule of law, I do. However, we hastily assumed that this 21 year old kid was somehow related to a corrupted official without any evidence. But there is a very negative outlook on the rich in the Chinese society, so anyone who is rich is seen in a very negative light, especially when you own materials that only a handful of people could or want to afford.

          • Insomnicide

            Minor correction, it’s not guilty by association. But punishment for neglecting to report or stop the crimes of your family member.

        • Germandude

          You are right. However, the children of of murderers, robbers, serial killers etc. are also not allowed to keep the illegally created wealth by their parents.

          • ex-expat

            That’s a good point, but I am not sure how applicable it is in this case. Children are potentially ignorant to the illegally created wealth and its ramifications, and have little to no alternatives.

        • SonofSpermcube

          The odds of this kid not being a piece of shit himself are really slim. Rich kids handed everything by their parents generally end up being WORSE people than their folks.

          It’s possible, though…it’s possible he didn’t deserve it. But there were about a hundred traffic deaths on the same day that you didn’t hear about, and odds are most of those people deserved it less.

          Barring some amazing revelation about the kid’s awareness of his privilege and concern for humanity which I’m going to go out on a limb right now and say is not going to happen, I think we can all feel secure in the righteousness of our schadenfreude.

          • Alex Dương

            Even if it’s very probable that the deceased’s parents earned their wealth illegitimately / illegally,

            1. you don’t know that for a fact. So your attitude is one of “guilty until proven innocent.”

            2. It’s really douchey to revel in the death of someone because of his parents.

          • SonofSpermcube

            Fortunately I am not a court of law, and even if I were, he is now beyond punishment.

          • Rick in China

            That’s exactly why all these arguments about guilt by association etc, in relation to *this specific kid*, are bullshit. There is the notion that everyone who has some money in China is automatically a *more* deceitful cheating corrupt piece of shit than their poorer counterparts. I’m wagering these people are all relatively poor, so feel comfortable with this judgement…. ignorant haters I suppose.

          • Jahar

            Being a spoiled rich cunt still doesn’t mean you deserve death.

      • MonkeyMouth

        true dat

    • Repatriated

      Let’s not so quickly forget about the 1,000s killed in China by these rich “connected” each year, only to be dismissed because families are paid a few thousand RMB as “reimbursement” for their loss.

      • Rick in China

        Let me tell you a story. This is the situation my wife described to me two days ago.

        She messaged me, said one of her developments shut down, someone died at the construction site. I asked for details.

        It was the wife of one of the construction workers. She was crushed by a machine. I said, “why was the wife of the worker inside the construction area???” My wife said, she wasn’t supposed to be. They want 900k in compensation. We’re offering 200k. Still negotiating.

        I asked whether they have thought about the circumstance, and responsibility – did the machine malfunction? Answer is no. Is it possible she was crushed due to worker negligence (or even foul play?) answer is yes. Then, does her husband happen to have a motive? Um, 900k rmb worth. She replied that the rumour from some other workers is the husband has a 贱人 on the side..

        900k. For someone’s wife who was not supposed to be in the area and under extremely suspicious circumstance, NOT due to negligence on their part.. do you also group this situation in the “dismissed because families are paid a few thousand RMB as reimbursement for their loss”? Because this type of shit happens constantly too – like the whole foxconn suicide debacle where people would kill themselves just because they knew FC would dump a few hundred K on their families immediately, more than their miserable lives would earn in a decade. Rich pay out when they are wrong, and poor demand payouts from rich even when they are the ones who are wrong, society here in a general and macro level values the cash more than the life, so your whole moral superiority on the subject is kind of silly.

        Do I agree with you in ideology? Yes. I think it’s bullshit too. But that’s how it’s done here.

        • Laojiao

          I believe that is the way it’s done everywhere. Just look at some of the lawsuits in the US and other developed nations. Got money? Then better get a lawyer on retainer quick.

          • Paul Schoe

            Disagree. yes, frivolous lawsuits happen everywhere. But in general there is also a sense of reason and that is almost totally missing here in China. In China it is about emotions and about what a ‘leader’ supports.

            Things that wouldn’t even be considered as ‘claimable’ in the west, result is huge vocal scenes here in China.

            That might be due to the fact that people do not see that there is fair legal recourse, so they have to claim there and then, but it totally ignores logic, own responsibility and, what in the West is considered, reasonability.

        • Paul Schoe

          Thanks for the story. It describes very well some of the risks that people (entrepreneurs & ordinary people) have here in China.

          One of the problems here is that people do not accept the concept of an ‘accident’. Accidents don’t happen. Everything always has to be somebody’s fault, and that person will have to pay. And huge scenes are made (crying people, shouting supporters ) to achieve a compensation. From a simple freebe to 900k.

          Logic such as: “who is at fault?” or “what was she doing there?” doesn’t even enter the quotation. Don’t get at the wrong side of the public, because the crowds here are easily enticed.

    • MonkeyMouth

      i’ve got plenty of relish on my hot dog at present, ya….

    • whuddyasack

      Couldn’t agree more. Taking pleasure in anyone’s death, much less a young man’s just because he is rich and thus guilty is sickening. I’ve never been an advocate of the guilt by association argument. Even if his parents were corrupt, and that’s a big if, it’s not like the deceased took part in murdering innocents.

      It’s sad enough that some Chinese netizens find cause to gloat over the student’s death; it’s downright deplorable when many Westerners do it on blogs like this. With all that education, one would think that they were more critical thinkers.

      • Surfeit


      • InferiorComplexity

        Critical thinking is not a word combination you should be using

  • loki

    should have bought a JEEP!!

    • David Smith

      My thoughts exactly.
      The USA has too many SUVs, Trucks, and heavy sedans like Mercedez Benz and so on to be safe driving around in a Ferrari on a regular basis.

      When you drive a car like a Ferrari and hit anybody in a head on clash, their car is going to drive right up your hood and you’re going to get a tire to the face. That’s going to probably happen 80-90% of the time because of the high-riding cars that most people in the USA drive.

      That’s why you see rich people like Warren Buffet have his dozens of Ferraris sealed up in a garage and whenever he goes out, he takes a limo and sits in the back seat *OR* he drives his heavy Sedan. If this Chinese kid in a Ferrari got in a head-on accident with Warren Buffer he still would have died and Warren Buffet still would be alive.

      So I’m not going to say anything about rich/poor, but I will say something about who is smart and who is not smart…. And I think I’ve already said it. I mean, just look at the ride height difference between these cars and a Hyundai is a pretty cheaply made car so it’s not the car materials.

      • Warren Buffet has never owned a fleet of Ferraris or any other luxury cars. Until last year, he drove around in a 2001 Lincoln Town Car, which he auctioned off and replaced with a Cadillac DTS ($42,000—not a clunker, but by no means a Ferrari)
        You should’ve used other billionaires instead, like maybe Larry Ellison.

    • mr.wiener

      Jeeps and SUVs have a high center of gravity, meaning they topple over easily.

    • FYIADragoon

      Common misconception. I’d rather take my bets with a Volvo. Heard Subaru crash ratings aren’t too bad either.

  • Pako-chan

    that’s quite unfortunate to hear… but i heard he just saved a bunch of money on his car insurance by switching to geico. can anyone confirm this?

    • YourSupremeCommander

      Man, he surely wasted 15 minutes of his life!

    • christina

      rofl too soon!
      I laughed and then I felt terrible.

    • Insomnicide

      Too soon.

  • KamikaziPilot

    The thing is netizens are basing their opinions on a whole bunch of assumptions, which do have a high likelihood of being true but not necessarily true. Too little details to say whether i feel bad for this death include most importantly what exactly happened that caused accident. Still all the comments regarding the identity of his father shows the general cynicism towards the wealthy and feel it’s made at the expense of the commoners. I hate drunken drivers, hope the driver serves a long prison term if he’s at fault.

    • IsurvivedChina

      the term “under the influence” in the United states could also mean that he was on some form of medication whilst driving, it does not mean he was wasted stupid drunk on alcohol. Your assumption is just as bad as the rest!

      • KamikaziPilot

        I know what DUI encompasses but to me driving under any kind of influence is unacceptable. So is reckless driving. Also a lot of medications have warnings on them about the dangers of driving. You are responsible for being a capable driver. So I take it you’re saying I’m assuming that the Hispanic driver was drunk. I based my post on the translated article which said “a drunk Hispanic male”. However, as another poster (Rick in China) mentioned, this translated article has inconsistencies compared to other articles, namely that the driver was only suspected of being under the influence. I have only read this article on the story, not any other news sources so I based my original post on this translated article alone. I hate irresponsible drivers of any kind. I said I hope he serves a long prison sentence if he’s at fault. Whether under the influence or not, if he’s at fault he should be punished severely.

      • Rick in China

        Kamikazi’s “assumption” was not an assumption but was correct. According to Monterey Park Police Lt. Scott Wiese, there was suspicion of “suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol”. Your “assumption” that his assumption is based on an assumption at all spawns from not actually reading any of the article and trying to dissect a tiny bit of ambiguity (which becomes clear _in context_) in his post, which is fully justified in making a statement like the last sentence, “if he’s at fault”.

        • Guest

          Why don’t you two get a room! LOL

  • revilo evola

    A drunk Mexican driving a Korean car kills a Chinese driving an Italian car. In what used to be America. Is there any irony left in the world? Oh well, a new life awaits in the Off World colonies. A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure…

    • KamikaziPilot

      No irony at all, I just want to have a bowel movement on your face after eating a burrito.

      • dag

        Dumb shit missed the point entirely.
        No need to be gross and vulgar.

        • IsurvivedChina

          and who uses “bowel movement” as an insult?

          • mr.wiener

            Still marginally better than what superhappycow used to come up with.

          • MonkeyMouth

            ahhh the memories….

          • KamikaziPilot

            Some of his posts were disturbing and hilarious at the same time. Tell you the truth I kind of miss him.

        • KamikaziPilot

          Actually you’re dumber than shit. At least shit doesn’t open their mouth saying dumb things. I got the point that you and the OP offend me with your stupidity and ignorance. So yes I will be gross and vulgar if I see a retarded post like that.

      • 2 boys, 1 cup

    • MonkeyMouth

      a land where Martians driving a ‘Saturn’ can kill a Venusian (uh…how would YOU spell it?), or a Jupitarian can hack apart a fu er dai Siriusian driving a Plutonian Ferrari….

    • Germandude

      A Mexican that came to a country which discriminates against him, earning enough money to buy a pretty reasonable car and even have the spare change to get wasted. A wealthy Chinese kid going to the US, buying an Italian luxury car, paying US taxes to ‘live the American dream’.

      Meanwhile, trailor park kid @oliver alove whining online about irony left in the world while not getting his ass up and earn himself some change.

      You are right, such irony.

      • Rick in China

        BAM! That was spot on man. :D

    • Barack Obama

      Go back school and learn the definition of “irony.”

  • moom

    Yes that accident in Singapore was on ChinaSmack too. This incident reminded me of that.

  • Charles

    Such a tragedy… though I understand why Chinese revel in the sufferings of the rich, It turns my stomach to take joy in someone’s death. Such a needless waste of life. If the Hispanic guy is at fault, he should be locked away for decades… or perhaps we should start executing drunk drivers who kill others through their irresponsibility.

    This is a case where I would really like to see some street camera footage before making a determination of guilt. How is it possible that a Hyundai could completely destroy a Ferrari like that? Seems we are missing some important details here.

    • wrle

      “How is it possible that a Hyundai could completely destroy a Ferrari like that?” Well why not? Just because you can buy a ferrari doesn’t mean you are skilled enough to drive one. Nothing wrong with a hyundai.

  • vonskippy

    Just because your daddy can afford to BUY you an exotic car, doesn’t mean you have the skill to DRIVE an exotic car.

    Plus, as Businessweek just pointed out – exotic’s (super sport cars, etc) don’t go thru the same crash-testing that even the cheapest POS Hyundai does.

  • MonkeyMouth

    trying not be be a heartless SOB, but i feel NO sympathy….

  • mr.wiener

    Chinasmack does not report the latest news from China , it reports the most talked about news within the Chinese interwebs.

  • Zen my Ass

    Sport cars are difficult to control, people should attend some classes on how to drive them before hitting the road. You can give an inexperienced driver a missile and then hope nothing will happen.

    • SonofSpermcube

      If it weren’t for fast cars the wealthy would have NOTHING to weed out the weak among them.

      • I actually LOL’d at this.

        • YourSupremeCommander

          How do you do a double LOL?

          LOLLOL or LLOOLL?

  • FYIADragoon


    Also “license plate not purchased yet”. Pshhhh, they never purchase the license plates.

  • Zappa Frank

    It is funny to see that for Chinese people every other rich Chinese must be a corrupted, a theft and so on.. there is no way, not even one possibility, that he earned his money honestly, it is a case never considerate possible. Well and if Chinese think this of Chinese, what should we think from outside?
    in US you cannot drink alcohol until you are 100 years old but you can drive a real missile at 21… anyway, next time a hummer h1, this is going to be the new fashion…

    • Rick in China

      Except Hummer went out of business and is no longer produced. :P Like…years ago, man!

    • KamikaziPilot

      “in US you cannot drink alcohol until you are 100 years old but you can drive a real missile at 21”

      Haha, thanks for the laughs, sometimes you’re just too funny Zappa, maybe without even realizing it.

    • RagnarDanneskjold

      The evidence tends to support their suspicions. Much of the wealth is concentrated in the hands of party members who got rich off controlling SOEs and having easy access to bank capital, regulatory favoritism, etc.

    • xiaode

      I know some really rich people here in China and non of them got rich by hard or honest labor!

  • SonofSpermcube

    I really don’t know how to feel about this one. I’m confused.

  • Renjick

    Yeah, I passed by the crash scene. Saw a ferrarri in that neighborhood and instantly guessed it was a foreign born rich boy.

  • Rick in China

    OK. So – to clear up some of the bad reporting (or translating.. I’m guessing reporting, since the actual articles don’t misrepresent like this article does)

    – “Killed by drunk driver” – ok, um, the correct way to write this, would be “Killed in car accident while driving a ferrari” or something to that extent. Not “killed by drunk driver”. Sensationalism and misrepresentation of fact at best. The other driver *may* have caused the accident, resulting in death – but the way to phrase that isn’t as written here…..but as written in like, every actual paper that published this bit of information, check the LA Times or something.
    – “Drunk driver” – the Mexican guy was not said to be drunk. He was under *suspicion* of driving under the influence. Nothing I can find til now specifies he was *drunk*, let alone guilty of driving under the influence to a lesser degree. Some countries (and anyone with a sense of justice) avoids guilty judgement before facts reveal themselves.
    – There is indication the Hyundai caused the accident and was driving at faster speeds. This isn’t necessarily the case, and unless you’ve got some investigation conclusion that cites this, it’s irresponsible to label ‘news’ chatter as already concluded like this one. I could also, equally irresponsibly, provide a totally different frame for this article/discussion by saying “Overseas Chinese student driving new Ferrari dies colliding into Hyundai, may have been speeding”, yes? Maybe? Even though that’s not the ‘fact’? Come on.

    Anyways, to a more valuable point: this kid shouldn’t get so much flack from all these fools on the internet just because he’s driving a ferrari and living overseas, that’s just straight up jealousy and hate. Rather, it’s perfectly fine to do an investigation into his family’s means of accumulating wealth especially if they’re gov’t, otherwise it’s just a young dude that we should assume died too young and didn’t deserve that fate.

    • Alex Dương

      I think you know that I don’t always agree with you, but on this, I agree completely with your last paragraph.

    • KamikaziPilot

      Yeah we all shouldn’t be so quick to judge. I saw the translated article said a “drunk Hispanic male” like he was already proven to be drunk but for all we know it could have been the Chinese guy at fault, even if the Hispanic driver was drunk, we just don’t know right now.

  • commander

    The fancy sports car should be for ostentatious display on the road moving at a slow pace.

    Enjoying speedy thrills in a sports car is only possible on race tracks, preferably at daytime.

    The traffic incidents is a clear reminder that sports cars for ordinary drivers are more for aesthetics than for practicality.

  • KamikaziPilot

    If what you say is true, I have absolutely zero sympathy for the guy who died. If fact, I’d be glad he’s dead. Takes a menace to society off the roads. I can’t stand these selfish idiots whose need for thrills is more important than the safety of innocent people.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Oh no, not you again! You should rename yourself “AsianMalesMakeMeInsecure”. And what the hell is “InferiorComplexity” supposed to mean?

    • whuddyasack

      The mangina comes every now and then. I think impotence, insecurity and repulsiveness are what makes the single, white and angry male (SWAM) what he is. The scary thing is these creeps are on the rise. Expect more to come.

  • Fernando

    Karma’s a biatch! Nobody who earned his wealth in a good way would buy his son a ferrari….obviously there’s some dirty chinese money involved in this mess, otherwise this 21-yr-old brat’s name would be all over the place.

  • Ryo Saeba

    +1 for that Hyundai. I mean look at the passenger compartment. It’s completely intact and it costs a fraction of the Ferrari. From the damage, it looks like it was an offset head on collision. If this was the case, both cars should have had the same impact location. Amazing how the Hyundai driver survived while a sports car built especially to protect the passenger, dies. Perhaps he didn’t use a 5 point harness.

  • Guest

    The other car was a hyundai. why is no one saying anything about koreans

  • whuddyasack

    And this is why I have a strong dislike of “luxury” brands (wallet drains) and people who market them as “superior”. In the end, paying 100 times more for a logo and fancy name when you can get a functional, reliable alternative for less is always a misdirection. Just in the case of cars, I’d stick with cheaper Japanese or Korean models and I’m glad most practical Chinese agree. While some might baulk at what I’m about to say, I actually think locally produced cars can be an economically sound and wise decision. Realistically, it’s not like a B.Y.D. or Chery is definitely going to randomly explode or malfunction, slim chance actually. “Safety” is a poor excuse for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars extra for a Porsche or Ferrari. In fact, chances are driving an expensive sports car is much more likely to result in death due to poor driving.

    R.I.P. to the diseased and condolences to his family. May the injured recover.

    • You poor sap, you still don’t get it? Name brands are for ostentation, to soothe the wealthy’s fragile ego that they’ve made it while others are still in the rat race, so they’re superior to everyone despite their fugly faces and short peckers.

      • Alex Dương

        Why do you care how they spend their money?

        • Aw, feck off, no one was criticizing how they spent their money, I was explaining the rationale behind the profligacy. Of course it’s still their money and how they want to spend it is their business. Obviously you were too stupid to make the distinction.

          • Alex Dương

            And “explaining the rationale behind the profligacy” isn’t an example of your caring about how they spend their money? Once again, you can’t connect dots that are half an inch apart.

            By the way, since you like to pretend to be an intellectual so much, I suggest you read these two papers:



            Here’s the tl;dr for you:

            1. Saying “I was explaining the rationale behind the profligacy” instead of “I was explaining why they spend their money” doesn’t necessarily make you sound smarter. In fact, it might make you appear less intelligent.

            2. Incompetent people tend to overrate themselves because…they don’t know they’re incompetent.

            Have fun.

  • Insomnicide

    Yes, however the punishment itself continued all the way to the Qing dynasty.

  • Alex Dương

    I didn’t realize such a large minority of posters here support hereditary punishments.

    • whuddyasack

      It’s a majority really. The funny thing is “sins of the father” applies only to the Han Chinese, and to us alone. I invite you to see how non-Chinese are exempt from their ancestors’ culpability for atrocities that extend beyond being “rich”. And evidence for these ancestral crimes are more conclusive than “being rich”. Because didn’t you know, we ought to be ashamed for just being successful or having “rich” people in our community.

      • Alex Dương

        I’m well aware that quite a few people here love to cry “tu quoque!” or use it to avoid confronting their hypocrisy, but overall, I think these comments just show that some here aren’t so different from the Chinese.

    • rollin wit 9’s

      I think someone above mentioned it ‘guilty by association’

      Probably the same people that will flip a coin 3x and illogically deduce the other side of the coin has something to do with the results.

      • christina


  • whuddyasack

    First, I’d like to say that not all Chinese become rich through dishonesty and corruption. Many are just plain hard workers or extremely intelligent people.

    Echoing someone on my thoughts on fuerdai. I hate stereotyping the fuerdai as I have many friends who are just that, many are very self-conscious of their status and some over compensate by trying to impress everyone. Even still, I wouldn’t trade them for the world and to me, they are much better people than the self-righteous.

    Examples of these creeps can be found here, a SWAM whose user name is
    “insecuritycomplexity” (formerly POS). Fortunately, CSmack is a cleaner
    site than shanghaiist and his vitriolic fuerdai hating gay lover isn’t
    here to accompany him. We all know no fuerdai would so much as blink for
    these losers nor need to acknowledge their filthy existence. China’s vulgar rich are often friendless, and exploited as seen here:

    But are those accusations even fair? Not always:

  • wes707

    Probably his dad isn’t a CPC cadre who is able to exploit 1.35 billion people/peasants, embezzle money and take bribes. That seems to be the only way 90% of Chinese people are able to afford these cars.

  • noodles76

    Your ignorance is getting the better of you. That case was a very legitimate one. There are countless examples of frivolous lawsuits in the U.S. but the one you mentioned is not one of them.

    The woman suffered third degree burns on over 5% of her body and required several skin grafts….that’s not something to be brushed away with an “Oops, our bad”. Initially she asked McDonalds for a grand total of 20,000….which they refused.

    Liebeck v. McDonalds is a case usually associated with the discussion of tort reform, not frivolous lawsuits.

  • hehehehh

    should have bought him a SUV, porsche cayenne would be a nice choice and he would be alive with minor injuries by now..

    that shitty ferrari has no protection.

    • Guest

      should have bought him a nong yong che, it would seem young Chinese princelings and sports cars are a lethal combination.

      • Guest

        sorry failed to upload first time

    • Dr Sun

      should have bought him a nong yong che, it would seem young Chinese princelings and sports cars are a lethal combination.

    • SimpsonsGoldenAge

      Porsche Cayennes are gauche.

  • Dangnabit

    I am not sure if alcohol had anything to do with the drunk surviving but seeing the Hyundai looking a lot better than the Ferrari just screams irony. Seems that old adage of “you pay what you get for” does not necessarily ring true. Waiting for Ferrari to claim this was “not an authenitc” Ferrari and Hyundai claiming that if their cars can survive a crash with a high speed Ferrari it can survive anything.

  • rollin wit 9’s

    simple as that!

  • rollin wit 9’s

    Oh sh!t i just had the most F&F of ideas. I should see if I can swap the engine out of that 458 and drop it in the back of a heavily modded GT3 car.
    Damn some1 is gonna get a steal when that baby hits the junk yard!

  • don mario

    why is this news? chinese must die everyday, multiple times a day! in accidents like this in the mainland. it happens overseas and its suddenly news? i don’t call it news. i call it inevitable.

  • don mario

    yankys need to have a proper driving test like the brits do, the chinese youts wouldn’t stand a chance of passing it.

  • Mighty曹

    I’m very familiar with that intersection (Garvey/New) and I can’t imagine the speed of the vehicles at the time of collision.

  • cb4242

    Not just in the states. Come to Japan and it will make you give up driving altogether!

  • cb4242

    I’m not jealous, don’t need to be. My dad owns the largest Commercial Real Estate company in Long Beach CA. he too, has the nicest cars and worked his ass off, however, I had everything I needed as a kid, I’m not a kid and I don’t ask for anything. I have pride and because of my moral ethics, I wouldn’t take shit from him, never have, never will. I have always lived the good life, minus being dependent on anyone in my family. I’m an old school kind of car and believe in modesty, many Asians don’t, meaning, they would rather take a car that daddy bought and drive around in it, than making it on their own. Like I said, spoiled! And yes, I do deal with reality, but hey, if you are content of having your dad wipe your ass still as well as buy you toys because you might be incapable, don’t ride me for it guy.

  • cb4242

    I drive a nice car and here is the amazing part, I know how to drive. because of that, I have no need to cry about anything.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Thanks for clearing that up old man. For a minute there I thought you were describing yourself. As for the absence of Mexican restaurants in Japan, I have a feeling it’s because they’re extremely racists against brown skinned Mexicans. You know just like certain posters here love asian food and culture but hate asian males with a passion. Fecal fetish huh, I probably saw one of your earlier posts right before i posted and feces just came to mind.