Fri, Jun 01, 2018 - Page 15 News List

Entertainer Blackie Chen rewarded for good deed in car accident
「黑人」陳建州千萬超跑遭撞 好心有好報

Blackie Chen, left, and a McLaren supercar sales agent are pictured in this undated photo in this screengrab from Chen’s Facebook page.

Photo: Chung Chih-kai, Liberty Times

Driving his McLaren through Taipei’s Xinyi District about two weeks ago, entertainer Blackie Chen’s car was gently rear-ended by a taxi, putting some dents and a crack in the rear bumper of the supercar that costs as much as NT$15.8 million (US$527,634). Knowing that the driver bumped into his car by accident, Chen let the driver go without claiming any compensation.

Chen said he could not bear to have the driver pay for the extremely high repair cost, which is expected to be as much as NT$1.2 million. He has been praised for having shown a “ charitable heart” for being so understanding. As it turned out, Lin Chih-ming, general manager of Yun San Motors, the dealer of the McLaren supercar, saw the news and, impressed by Chen’s kindness, decided to have the company do the repairs for free.

Chen is the husband of celebrity singer Christine Fan. Apart from hosting TV talk shows over the last few years, he also co-founded A Legend Star Entertainment, whose artists include teen idol Leo Chen.

(Liberty Times, translated by Eddy Chang)






1. bumper n.


(bao2 xian2 gan3)

2. supercar n.


(chao1 ji2 pao3 che1)

3. bump v.

碰撞 (peng4 zhuang4)

4. compensation n.


(pei2 chang2 jin1)

5. charitable heart phr.

佛心 (fo2 xin1)

This story has been viewed 3926 times.

Comments will be moderated. Keep comments relevant to the article. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Taipei Times.

TOP top