[전국]Truck hits worker, kills two… “Brakes don’t work”

[앵커]

There was an accident when a truck running on the highway hit workers doing road maintenance work.

Two people were killed in the accident, but the driver of the truck told the police that the brakes were not working.

Reporter Park Jong-hyeok reports.

[기자]

It is near the Hamyang service area in the direction of Tongyeong on the Daejeon-Tongyeong expressway.

Paramedics attempting CPR on a highway.

However, the emergency patient did not regain consciousness.

[조성욱 / 경남 함양소방서 안의센터 소방사 : 도착했을 때 심정지 환자가 있어서 바로 심폐소생술을 시도했고, 중증외상 환자가 있어서 응급처치한 뒤에, 심정지 환자의 이송을 시작했습니다.]

It was around 8:18am when the workers’ truck hit a pavement on the highway.

Two workers in their 50s were killed in the accident, and a worker in his 60s was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

The driver of the lorry also suffered back injuries and is being treated in hospital.

The truck driver told police that the accident happened after turning away from the construction vehicle because the brakes were not working.

[경찰 관계자 : 운전자는 차가 정체돼서 브레이크를 밟았는데 안 들어서 오른쪽 갓길로 방향을 틀었고 거기에서 인부를 덮쳤다고….]

The police are investigating the exact cause of the accident based on the black box video and the driver’s statement.

This is YTN Park Jong-hyuk.

YTN Park Jong-hyeok ([email protected])

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