Big Bang’s Dae-sung involved in car accidentPosted: May 31, 2011
On May 31st at approximately 1:40 a.m., Big Bang‘s Dae-sung accidentally rear-ended a taxi while driving near the Yanghwa Bridge area in Seoul. The Youngdong Police is currently investigating the car accident, but here are the currently known details.
The taxi driver was driving in front of Dae-sung’s Audi A4 going downhill. The taxi switched into the next lane, but then abruptly switched back into Dae-sung’s lane, which caused a collision. The taxi driver was apparently trying to avoid a passed out motorcyclist who was hurt from an earlier hit-and-run. While the taxi driver and Dae-sung are fine and appear to have no serious injuries, the motorcyclist was later pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. It is still a little unclear whether Dae-sung crashing into the taxi driver caused the taxi to run the motorcyclist over, or the motorcyclist already sustained a fatal amount of injury from the previous hit-and-run. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the motorcyclist’s cause of death, and the police are compiling evidence from security cameras in the area and witness reports. Dae-sung could face charges for “driver’s neglect,” however, the severity of those charges depends on the specific circumstances and cause of death.
Dae-sung was thankfully not driving under the influence and has been aiding the police in the investigation with information on the accident. It appears that Dae-sung was not at fault and was merely driving in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our concern and prayers go out to not only Dae-sung, but the motorcyclist’s friends and family mourning their loss.