Toyota and motorcycle slam into Bentley on Taiwan street

Repair costs could exceed NT$1 million: reports

Repair costs for the Bentley could exceed NT$1 million, reports said.

Repair costs for the Bentley could exceed NT$1 million, reports said. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The driver of a Toyota Corolla Altis costing an estimated NT$700,000 (US$22,700) and a motorcyclist slammed into a Bentley Continental GT worth at least NT$14 million (US$454,000) in New Taipei City early Thursday morning, according to media reports.

Initial estimates of the cost to repair the latter exceeded NT$1 million (US$32,000), the Apple Daily reported.

A 31-year-old man surnamed Huang (黃) was driving his Toyota in the Zhonghe District at around 4 a.m. Thursday when he made a sudden move which launched his car against a Bentley coming from the other direction, according to the paper.

Neither the driver of the Toyota nor the man behind the wheel of the British luxury car, also surnamed Huang, 38, had been drinking, breathalyzer tests showed.

However, as the vehicles were waited to be towed away, a motorcyclist surnamed Ho (何), 21, failed to spot the scene of the accident on time and also hit the Bentley. He told police that he had not seen the matte black car because the visor of his safety helmet was too dark.

Nobody was seriously injured in either accident, according to the Central News Agency.

The left rear side of the Bentley two-door sports car was damaged, with the insurance company tasked to estimate the cost of repairs, which the Apple Daily put at more than NT$1 million.

Thursday’s accident reminded netizens of the delivery man who crashed into four parked Ferraris last December.