Lamborghini, fuel tanker destroyed: drivers survive head on collision

Two people were injured after the driver of a Lamborghini crossed over the double yellow center line on a highway in southern Taiwan, and crashed head-on into a fuel tanker.

At around 8:00am this morning, March 31, the driver of a brand-new Lamborghini, recently imported into Taiwan, and still bearing temporary license plates, crossed the center line on a blind bend on Provincial Highway 9 in Pingtung County.

The Lamborghini hit a China Petroleum Company (CPC) tanker head-on, causing the truck to smash through the guardrail, landing on its roof after falling 6-7 meters off a precipice.

Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles, but conscious when firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident. Firefighters hosed the leaking tanker down as the two drivers were cut out of the wrecked vehicles.

The 50-year-old driver of the Lamborghini was trapped by his legs and suffered a fractured left arm and right leg.

The truck driver suffered a fractured left leg.

The Lamborghini was valued at around NT$20 million, according to an Apple Daily report, and had a temporary license plate as it had not yet been inspected and tested to conform to Ministry of Transport regulations.

Firefighters scale a ladder at the site of a traffic accident in Pingtung County, Taiwan, March 31, 2019.
The driver of a Lamborghini sports car is trapped in his vehicle after an accident on Highway 9, Pingtung County, Taiwan, March 31, 2019.

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Sources: Liberty Times Network, EBC, Apple Daily.

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