Jeju Road Accident Leaves One Dead and Seven Injured in a Five-Vehicle Collision
Published on September 21, 2023 at 16:07
Jeju, South Korea – In a tragic incident this morning, a Mercedes-Benz car was involved in a series of collisions with five other vehicles, resulting in one fatality and seven injuries. The accident occurred at Goseong Intersection in Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, at around 5:28 am. Emergency services rushed to the scene to provide necessary assistance.
According to the Jeju West Police Station, the initial impact occurred when the Mercedes-Benz, traveling in the second lane of a two-lane road near Goseong Intersection, collided with the right-side curb. The force of the collision caused the car to rotate 180 degrees and veer back into the first lane, eventually colliding with the median before coming to a stop.
The subsequent collisions involved a Carnival van, an Ioniq, an Avante, another Carnival, and a Kona, all unable to avoid the stationary Mercedes. The severity of the incidents led to significant damage to the Mercedes-Benz, rendering it unrecognizable.
Tragically, the driver of the Mercedes-Benz, a man in his 50s, lost his life in the accident. A female passenger in her 50s who was traveling with him sustained serious injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Additionally, six other individuals involved in the collisions were also injured and are currently receiving medical attention.
Police investigations have revealed that neither of the two drivers who collided with the Mercedes-Benz were under the influence of alcohol. However, it was not possible to ascertain whether the driver of the Mercedes-Benz was intoxicated as blood samples were not collected at the time of the incident. Authorities will be examining the black box video footage from the involved vehicles to gather more information about the accident.
Witness statements provided to the police suggest that some drivers mistook the black color of the Mercedes-Benz car for a shadow from the guide. The police are relying on this information, along with other evidence, to piece together the sequence of events leading to the collision.
The Jeju West Police Station is conducting a thorough investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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(Jeju = Yonhap News) Reporter Baek Na-yong = An accident occurred when five other vehicles hit a Mercedes-Benz car that was stopped one after the other, hitting the curb and the median, injuring one person and seven people.
Collision between five vehicles on Jeju road
(Jeju = Yonhap News) At 5:28 am on the 21st, a serial collision of five vehicles occurred at Goseong Intersection in Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, killing one person and injuring seven others. The photo shows the location of the accident. 2023.9.21 [제주도 소방안전본부 제공. 재판매 및 DB 금지] firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Jeju West Police Station on the 21st, between 5:00 and 5:10 am on this day, a Mercedes-Benz car traveling on the second lane of a two-lane road near Goseong Intersection in Aewol-eup, Jeju City collided with the curb on the right side of the road.
The Mercedes-Benz vehicle, which turned 180 degrees due to the impact of the crash, was pushed back into the first lane, collided with the median again, and stopped.
Then, a Carnival van that was driving in the first lane did not manage to avoid the Mercedes and collided, and four vehicles, including an Ioniq, Avante, another Carnival, and a Kona, all collided with the Mercedes.
In this accident, the driver of the Mercedes in his 50s died, and his passenger, a woman in her 50s, was seriously injured and taken to hospital.
Six people, including the driver of another vehicle, were also injured and received treatment in hospital.
As a result of the subsequent collision, the Mercedes-Benz vehicle was so badly damaged that it was unrecognizable.
As a result of the police investigation, it was confirmed that neither of the two drivers who crashed the Mercedes Benz were under the influence of alcohol.
The police explained that it was not possible to determine whether the driver of the Mercedes Benz was drunk because the collection of blood was already impossible at the time the police were sent.
The drivers of the vehicles involved in the accident told the police, “Because the Mercedes Benz was black, I thought it was a shadow from the guide.”
The police are investigating the details of the accident based on the vehicle’s black box video.
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