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Autopsy result of motorist hit by K-pop idol Daesung’s car postponed

June 15, 2011 - 17:58 By

The autopsy results of a man allegedly hit and killed by a car driven by K-pop idol Daesung will be released next week, police said.

Daesung, member of the Korean pop idol group “Big Bang,” allegedly ran over the motorcyclist who was lying on the street late at night on May 31. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but whether he died after he was run over by Daesung’s car or before hasn’t been confirmed yet.

The autopsy, key to prove what caused his death, was supposed to be released on Wednesday, but the National Forensic Service postponed the announcement to allow more time for careful analysis.

The result will reveal the time of death, which will decide whether the motorist was killed by Daesung’s car or if the accident happened prior to the collision, and determine the extent of the punishment Daesung will receive.

Police said they are informed by the forensic team that no hit-and-run accident was confirmed prior to Daesung’s accident and traces of alcohol were found in the motorist’s blood. 

The vehicle, driven by the 22-year-old pop singer, allegedly hit both the man who was lying on the road and a taxi driver who had left his vehicle to check on the motorcyclist on the Yanghwa Bridge in Seoul at around 1:30 a.m. on May 31.

The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene while the taxi driver suffered minor injuries.

By Lee Woo-young 


빅뱅 대성 교통사고로 사망한 현씨 부검 발표 미뤄져

인기가수 빅뱅의 멤버 대성이 운전 중 사망사고로 경찰 조사를 받고 있는 가운데 국립과학수사연구원의 피해자 시신 부검결과가 다음 주 후반 발표될 것으로 보인다.

서울 영등포경찰서는 "지난달 31일 양화대교 남단에서 발생한 사망사고에 대한 분석 결과가 오늘 중 나올 것으로 예상했지만 국과수 측의 통보가 연기돼 이르면 다음 주 주말에 결과를 알 수 있을 것"이라고 15일 밝혔다.

국과수 관계자는 경찰 측의 문의에 "신중하게 분석 중이며 이르면 다음 주 주말께 결과를 통보할 수 있을 것"이라 답변한 것으로 전해졌다.

서울 영등포경찰서에 따르면 지난달 31일 오전 1시30분께 대성은 서울 영등포구 양화대교에서 자신의 차량인 검정색 아우디 승용차를 몰던 중 길에 쓰러져 있던 오토바이 운전자와 그 앞에 서있던 택시기사, 택시를 잇달아 들이받는 사고를 났다. 쓰러져 있던 현모(30)씨는 사망했고 택시기사 김모(64)씨는 경상을 입었다.