A dog owner has agreed to pay a Lamborghini driver 45,000 yuan ($6,600) after her pet escaped and ran towards the 8 million yuan ($1,169,847) luxury car, causing minor damage to the vehicle.
The incident happened in Suzhou on July 17 when the golden retriever slipped its leash while walking with the owner’s 13-year-old daughter, according to Jiangsu Television via South China Morning Post
The dog was only slightly injured by the incident, but the Lamborghini suffered a damaged side vent which costs about 450,000 yuan (about $66,000) to repair.
The driver, identified only by his surname Wang, initially offered to pay for the dog’s 2,000 yuan ($293) veterinary bill, but the woman called her mother, identified as Zhou, who then contacted the police.
Under Chinese civil law, she could have been held liable for the damage to the extremely expensive vehicle as she failed to keep her pet under control.
Officers who arrived at the scene mediated an agreement between the dog owner and Lamborghini driver, who accepted a tenth of the total cost.
“It’s impracticable and may hurt the family if I ask them to pay all the costs, so I chose to have private mediation with the dog owner. And the dog owner said she also wanted her daughter to learn a lesson, so she paid me 45,000 yuan as compensation,” Wang wrote on Weibo on Sunday.
Zhou also reportedly planned to let her daughter work at Wang’s company to let her experience “the hardship of working,” according to CCTV
as translated by Mothership