Yuen Long yesterday (12th) evening, a thrilling car accident occurred in Yuen Long. A Porsche sports car reversed and hit a Pingzhi private car in Hop Choi Street, and then shoveled directly to the footpath of Hop Choi Street. Seven people were injured in the end. .
The 55-year-old female driver surnamed Huang was arrested on suspicion of "dangerous driving". She has been released on bail pending investigation and must report to the police in mid-February.
The Porsche sports car involved is a 911 Targa 4S.
Looking through the information, the car has a maximum horsepower of 420 horsepower, and it only takes 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h, and the car price is about 2.5 million Hong Kong dollars.
Some car reviewers said that this kind of sports car starts fast, and once the wrong accelerator is pressed, it is easy to cause a traffic accident, and reminds the driver to "look far, look wide, and be patient."
Senior car critic Di Gangsheng said that the design of the current sports car is almost the same as that of ordinary private cars, and it is already very easy to drive, except that the height of the driver's seat of some sports cars is slightly different.
He explained that the seat of ordinary private cars is higher, the driver has a wider field of vision when driving, and it is easy to grasp the road conditions; on the contrary, the driver's seat and the wheel of a sports car are relatively low and close to the ground, which may affect the field of vision.
Di Gangsheng pointed out that if drivers switch to driving sports cars, it will take some time to get used to it.
The Porsche involved 0 to 100 KM/H in just 3.8 seconds
In addition, the sports car has high horsepower, and the acceleration from the start is faster than that of ordinary private cars.
Taking the Porsche 911 Targa 4S involved as an example, it takes 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers, while it takes about 8 seconds for an ordinary private car. Therefore, once the driver of the sports car “steps on the wrong accelerator”, it will speed up. The response time of the rescue vehicle is naturally short, and it is easy to cause serious traffic accidents.
Di Hongsheng reminded motorists to pay more attention to the surrounding environment on busy roads with many people and narrow roads.
"Stepping on the wrong accelerator" is a common mistake
However, Di Gangsheng analyzed the outgoing car cam clips and estimated that the female driver involved should have been distracted at the time. She might have wanted to step on the brakes, but accidentally stepped on the accelerator, resulting in an accident.
He described "stepping on the wrong accelerator" as a common driver error, usually due to impatient or nervousness.
Di Hongsheng believes that the most ideal way to "save the car" is of course to release the accelerator in time and step on the brakes. If you can't react in time, you can try to release all the brakes, at least the car will not drive forward at full speed.
He believes that drivers should consciously move their feet to the middle when driving and press the brakes at any time.
In addition, Di Hongsheng also advises drivers to avoid wearing shoes with larger uppers, and avoid stepping on the accelerator by mistake when stepping on the brakes.
Yuen Long Porsche accident At least 4 people injured on the pedestrian road, the female driver was in a coma