A Jaguar F-Type and an Audi R8 were involved in a reckless street race in the residential streets of Kunming, China. The cars traveled at speeds exceeding 150 mph when a third vehicle pulled out of a driveway and into the path of the Jaguar. Unfortunately, the Jaguar did not have enough time and room to react and avoid the car. The Jaguar F-Type collided with the passenger car, struck a curb, tore its roof, and threw its driver, 28-year-old Tao Lung. Lung was run over by a second car and was killed instantly.

The terrible Jaguar F-Type crash occurred at a busy area of Kunming city of China's Yunnan province. According to residents, street racing has been a menace for some time. Local police have warned that it was only a matter of time before someone loses their life from the dangerous antics. However, the police have failed to reign in the growing trend of irresponsible driving. One local criticized the police for failing to uphold their ethical responsibility as law enforcers: "The people here who drive fast are rich the police don't want to tackle them."

According to Daily Mail, as many as 220,000 fatal accidents occur in China annually, more than any other nation. What's more, the deaths represent more than a quarter of fatal road deaths world wide.

When police arrived at the scene of the accident, authorities have decided not to cover up the body. Instead, they left the mangled victim, Tao Lung, for the crowd to witness. The decision was extremely effective as a crowd rapidly grew over an hour.

"I think they wanted to get the message across that driving like this has a cost, sometimes its more than someone might want to pay," said a bystander. "I think that was why they left the body lying there for so long." Eventually, Tao Lung's body was removed from the street and taken away in a funeral van.

The accident in Kunming City is arguably the most devastating crash involving the new Jaguar F-Type to date. The Jaguar F-Type, which just released earlier this year, is the sweetheart among auto journalists. In fact, the sports car is often regardd as the return of the classic front-engine rear-wheel-drive two-seater British roadster.

A standard Jaguar F-Type features a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 engine producing 340-hp. 0-to-60 mph takes just 5.1 seconds. Finally, the Jaguar F-Type can continue to accelerate until 161 mph. 

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