Law and Enforcement

LAMBO DRIVER PUNCHES CABBIE, 81, IN THE FACE AFTER SMASHING INTO HIS TAXI

The Lamborghini Gallardo driver couldn’t slow in time and crashed into the back of a taxi at a highway junction (photo: on.cc)

A taxi driver suffered mouth, eye and facial injuries after being punched by a young Lamborghini driver who had driven into the back of the elderly driver’s cab.

The taxi driver, top, suffered injuries to his face, mouth and eyes. The young Lamborghini driver, bottom, complained of pain. (photos: on.cc)

According to police reports, the taxi, driven by 81-year-old Mr Leung, and the Lamborghini Gallardo, driven by 29-year-old Mr Yu, were driving north along Chatham Road South at around 00.47 this morning. Both cars took the looping slip-road to join Gascoigne Road eastbound. When the taxi slowed ahead of the “give way” sign onto the highway, police say the Lamborghini driver did not slow in time and reportedly crashed his vehicle into the back of the taxi.

After initially agreeing a settlement whereby Yu would pay HK$5,000 to the taxi driver, the two drivers began arguing over the amount of compensation, resulting in a physical altercation. Leung suffered multiple injuries to his face, mouth and eyes, with lower back pain; while the younger man had no apparent injuries but complained of “face, waist and back pain”. Both men were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and were both arrested on suspicion of fighting in a public place.

While the Lamborghini Gallardo is an older model, discontinued in 2013, the car’s licence plate, XA8**6, would indicate the car was registered just this month.

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