Apparently movies can be influential in the lives of those that view them. Two individuals, just hours before the stunt-filled car racing film Furious 7 hit theaters in China, caused quite a stir when they crashed two luxury automobiles in a tunnel outside Beijing. Witnesses told local media that they saw a Lamborghini and Ferrari along the freeway outside Beijing, near the Olympic Park where the 2008 Olympics took place, only to enter a tunnel and eventually crash while fighting for position. Both cars experienced extensive damage but, astonishingly, both drivers were unhurt.
In addition to the super-cars experiencing massive damage to their bodies, a female passenger that was riding in the Lamborghini was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries. In addition, the tunnel wall will need to be repaired and a decent amount of wreckage will need to be cleaned up.
The moral of the story is that it’s important to remember that movies are just a fiction and not real life. The events following the movie release have caused quite the stir in the People’s Republic of China and authorities are investigating the matter further.