Three people are dead after a Nissan GT-R sports carÂ collided with a BYD e6 electric taxi and proceeded to burst into flames. Shenzhen police have said that the driver of the Nissan GT-R was heavily intoxicated and possibly drag racing. Witnesses claim that the Nissan GT-R was traveling in excess of 200km/h at the time of the accident.
Early reports claim that the occupants of the GT-R were only slightly injured but the high speed impact into the e6 triggered spontaneous combustion of the electric vehicle and the death of all three of its occupants. It is not clear at this time whether the impact was the cause of their death or the subsequent fire. Though much remains to be answered, as the investigation is not yet complete, the incident has raised serious concerns about the safety of BYD’s vehicles among the public.