At 2 am on the 14th of last month, 29-year-old Kim Mo was heading to her house in Incheon.
I was on my way home from a date at dawn after splitting up a busy time with my self-employed boyfriend.
As soon as he headed for the Gyeongin Expressway from Nodeul-gil in Yangpyeong-dong, Seoul, Mr. Kim was forced to scream.
A Mercedes-Benz crosses the safety bar from the next lane and collides with Kim’s Audi vehicle, and a dizzying situation unfolds in which Mr. Kim’s vehicle might float and hit the guardrail.
Even more embarrassing was right after the accident. The Mercedes, which shocked Kim’s car, ran away.
It was the 5th day of the new car shipment and the second day to get the steering wheel.
At the time, the situation was intact in the black box of Mr. Kim’s vehicle, but it was difficult to find out the vehicle number by the naked eye.
I asked an image reading expert to identify the license plate, but to no avail.
Hwang Min-gu, head of the Legal Image Analysis Research Institute, said, “At night, vehicles have their headlights turned on, so the black numbers on the license plate are invisible because of the light spreading. Moreover, it is difficult to analyze 80% of the black box video taken at night because it moves at a high speed.”
In addition, he added, “It is good to always turn on the voice recording function of the black box in preparation for such an accident, and to shout out the visible license plate even if there is no situation when an accident occurs.”
Fortunately, a few days later, Mr. Kim delivered news that the killer was caught.
Mr. A, a man in his 30s who drove a silver Benz, surrendered to the police only 10 hours after the accident.
Mr. A, who voluntarily reported to the police, claimed, “It seems like there was an accident in the morning,” and “I didn’t drink alcohol, and it seems that I was driving drowsy while returning home late after work.”
However, in addition to Mr. A’s alleged hit and run, the police are also investigating whether he is drunk driving.
A police official said, “We will check whether he is drinking alcohol through investigations on his cell phone and card details.”
Mr. Kim suffered two weeks of injury and 15 million won in vehicle repair costs.
Mr. Kim said, “I was hurt, but I was scared and cautious about holding the steering wheel. I hope that the hit and run owners are properly investigated and punished.”
Jung Kyung-il, an attorney specializing in traffic accidents, said, “As of 2016, the hit-and-run arrest rate was 98.4%. You will be fined below.”
He also said, “It may be suspicious of drinking alcohol, unlicensed, uninsured vehicle or cannon vehicle driving, etc., but this incident also seems difficult to understand the reason for fleeing.”
He emphasized, “The court considers this point to take into account not only fines, but probation or imprisonment, so drivers should keep in mind that they can face heavier penalties for fleeing to hide their faults.” did.
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