On the afternoon of May 18, along a road in northeastern Guangdong, the driver of a BMW still decorated in wedding paraphernalia collided with a motorcyclist.
The accident took place in Dabu County, in the prefectural-level city of Meizhou in Guangdong province and, unfortunately, the results were fatal.
The motorcycle was left bent and broken and its owner, who the impact had flung further down the road, lay still in a puddle of blood under the front end of a nearby cargo truck.
The driver of the BMW appears to have survived and his vehicle was damaged relatively lightly, with only its left headlight and part of the bumper missing. That left intact the red, heart-shaped floral and teddy bear arrangement on its hood, a jarring sight in the presence of death.
At the time of impact, the driver had already dropped the bride off at her destination and was heading back after the job. Whether the accident was due to the driver consuming alcohol at the wedding banquet is still under investigation by the police.
Car accidents involving BMWs feature frequently in Chinese news, usually contrasting the wealth and social status of the cars' owners with their carelessness on the road. On the morning of May 22, for example, the drunk driver of a BMW in Jinan crashed through a barrier in the middle of the road, then swerved back and hit it again. The violent collisions killed one passenger and injured the other three in the car.
Although it is unclear if the driver of the wedding vehicle was responsible for the accident, over-the-top stories of BMW accidents continue to proliferate in China.
[Image via Wujin News]