Taiwan public donates NT$810,000 to help driver pay NT$12 million bill for wrecked Ferraris

122 Taiwanese donate NT$810,000 to help deliveryman pay NT$12 million repair bill for 4 wrecked Ferraris

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/12/21
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Damage to blue Ferrari. (Photo from New Taipei City Police)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a young Taiwanese deliveryman dozed off and crashed his van into four Ferraris worth NT$50 million (US$1.6 million) on Sunday, 122 members of the public have come forward to help him pay the estimated NT$12 million repair bill, reported Apple Daily.

While delivering goods in New Taipei City’s Shiding District at 5 a.m. Sunday morning (Dec. 16), a 20-year-old man surnamed Lin (林) nodded off and smashed his van into four Ferrari sports cars parked on the roadside. The total value of the four Italian supercars is over NT$50 million, and the estimated cost to repair the damage inflicted by Lin’s van is more than NT$12 million, but his insurance only covered injuries not damages.

The young man’s plight has drawn the sympathy of many people, and as of 1 p.m. yesterday (Dec. 20), the New Taipei City Social Welfare Department had received 122 donations totaling about NT$810,000 since Dec. 18. The department said that people from all walks of life had come forward to help out.

The largest donation was NT$200,000 given by a man surnamed Chen (陳) yesterday. Others have donated amounts as small as NT$100 to express their support.    [FULL  STORY]

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