Around 1:30AM of May 31st, Big Bang’s Daesung was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The popular singer crashed into a taxi cab, whose driver stopped the car to help an already passed-out motorcyclist, at Yanghwa Bridge. It’s been said that the motorcyclist was already involved in an accident. As a result, the police stated that Daesung’s punishment will differ depending on the motorcyclist’s time of death.
The Seoul Yeongdeungpo Police stated, “We are not yet certain of the motorcyclist’s time of death. However, Daesung’s sentence will depend on whether the motorcyclist was dead before Daesung’s invovement or not. The police and the National Institute of Scientific Investigation are investigating further details of the accident.
Unfortunately, this incident is not Daesung’s first car accident. On August 11, 2009, Daesung was riding in a car when the driver lost control, swerved, and crashed into another car; he and his manager were driving back from filming SBS’s “Family Outing.” Daesung suffered multiple fractures on his nose and spine and damaged his left eye cornea.
While he was not under the influence during the recent accident, the Seoul Yeongduengpo Police explained that Daesung violated his duty to drive safely by going 80km/hr when the speed limit was set at 60km/hr.
The police have requested an autopsy on the victim, and its results reveal whether the victim died before or after Daesung’s involvement. Autopsy results will take 7 to 10 days to come out.
Photos from his 2009 accident.
Photos from his recent accident