Ferrari 458 Italia Accident Censored by Chinese Government

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

A horrible accident involving a Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder occurred in Beijing, leaving the driver dead and his two passengers seriously injured — both female.

While that may not be groundbreaking news in and of itself, the Chinese government is moving quickly to censor any internet searches involving the word “Ferrari” as a result of the accident.

It’s believed that the man behind the wheel of the 458 was the illegitimate son of Jia Qinglin, member of the Politburo Standing Committee (one of China’s leading Communist Parties). Details of the crash are quickly being deleted from the Internet in addition to the censorship of the keyword search.

Regardless of who was behind the wheel, the wreck is devastating and we hope the passengers make a speedy recovery.

GALLERY: Ferrari 458 Italia Accident

[Source: Jalopnik]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Lfbraun Lfbraun on Mar 21, 2012

    only in a dictatorship!

  • Nonymous Nonymous on Apr 19, 2012

    Wow there was nothing left of that car! there was another Ferrari crash recently, but luckily no one was injured. Here's the video: scary stuff! and P.S. - China's media sucks!