A 21 year-old man died after he was trapped in his burning car, while his passenger managed to climb out of the mangled wreck before it went up in flames. The driver of another car involved in the accident also survived.
At around 2:00 am this morning, January 20, the driver of a silver BMW was traveling at high speed on Huanhe Road in Tucheng District when he attempted to overtake a white Ford sedan.
It was raining at the time, and according to police preliminary investigations, the BMW driver pulled out into the left lane, then side-swiped the Ford as he pulled back into the right lane, sending the two cars sliding into an expressway support column.
It is not known if the cars were racing at the time.
The BMW was almost broken in half by the impact. The 18 year-old driver of the Ford was trapped in his car and was cut out of the wreck by firefighters. His injuries were described as non life-threatening.
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