The Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office Chief Prosecutor has charged Ladies’ Code’s manager, Park Mo, on the charges of speeding, the death of two members, and harming four others.
September 3rd at 1:23am, a van driven by Park Mo carrying seven people including Ladies’ Code was going 135.7km/h (84mph) when it slid on a wet road and crashed into the center divider at a fork in the road, which is the basis of the charges.
Where the area occurred, the speed limit is regularly 100km/h (62mph), but traffic laws state that during rain, speed must be reduced by 20%. Following this, during the conditions at the time of the accident, the speed limit was 80km/h (50mph), meaning that Park Mo had been driving 34mph over the speed limit.
Park testified, “I was speeding, so even though I hit the brakes, the car slid across the wet pavement.”
A representative of the prosecution stated, “In his initial affidavit, Park stated that the crash was due to the back tire falling off, but we have now confirmed that the back tire did not fall off until after the crash. The front airbag did not inflate, but this was not due to any defect of the car; rather, it is because of the type of damage sustained when the car collided with the barrier.”
Source: Yonhap News
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