Guangxi Cargo Truck Driver Ordered to Pay 1.05 million Yuan After Hitting Rolls-Royce
chinacourt.org report — Recently, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Guilin city Yanshan district People’s Court heard a traffic accident compensation case involving an ordinary cargo truck and a luxury car, and ruled that driver Chen X bear all responsibility and pay the luxury car company compensation over a million yuan, a compensation amount rarely seen in the cases this court has heard. This case has been a wake-up call for all drivers, that they must be careful when driving.
Chen X is a driver from a town in Yangshuo county. On 2013 December 28, he was driving a cargo vehicle from Guilin city Yangshuo county Baisha town towards Longsheng county Sanmen town. While overtaking a car in front of him, he hit the Rolls-Royce (Phantom, stretched version) owned by the plaintiff, X Holding Company Limited, causing a traffic accident that resulted in different degrees of damage to both vehicles. The traffic division of the Longsheng various ethnic group autonomous county public security bureau wrote a traffic incident report determining that Chen X bears all responsibility for this traffic accident.
X Holding Company Limited took Chen X to court, demanding that Chen X compensate them 1.25 million yuan in losses for the vehicle; 62,500 yuan in depreciation to the vehicles; 6,500 yuan for towing expenses; 50,000 yuan in labor and traveling expenses involved in handling the traffic accident; and 10,000 yuan for the cost of substitute transportation while the vehicle cannot be used, totaling 1.379 million yuan.
Through the court’s hearing and investigation, Chen X was the only person he was driving, was operating under the defendant Guilin X Transportation Company, and had the required motor vehicle traffic accident liability insurance (property damage compensation limit of 2000 yuan) and third-party liability insurance (200,000 yuan limit in liability per accident) from defendant Tianping Automobile Insurance Corporation Guilin Subsidiary. On the basis of these findings, and in accordance with legal regulations, the court made the following judgement on 2014 September 29: 1. Defendent Tianping Automobile Insurance Corporation Guilin Subsidiary must pay RMB 202,000 yuan in compensation for losses to the plaintiff, X Holding Company; 2. Defendant Chen X must pay RMB 1.05 million yuan in compensation for losses to the plaintiff, X Holding Company; 3. Defendant Guilin X Transportation Company must bear joint and several liability.
Comments from NetEase:
Big cargo trucks drive around recklessly every day, without any fear, so he deserves it.
He shouldn’t have to pay that much! You are just a car. Even when people die, it doesn’t reach a million! If you can afford such a car, you can afford to fix it, can afford to bear the cost of it. Or do other cars and people on the road have to yield to you just because your car is both big and expensive as you swagger through the streets? It’s not like you’ve contributed much to society anyway, nor paid more in road maintenance taxes, so [the money] shouldn’t be given to you, you pig!
The cargo driver had long gotten used to being “I’m number 1 under the sky”.
Why aren’t such luxury cars required to purchase additional insurance when they go on the road?
Deserves it, who told you cargo vehicles to be the most arrogant [aggressive] on the road?
He was out of his mind, daring to overtake [this sort of] car.
Looking forward to seeing a taxi hitting a luxury car.
He’ll be spending the rest of his life living for this car.
That’ll teach you to overtake people.