On November 12, Ladies’ Code’s manager Park, who was driving the van at the time of the accident that claimed the lives of two of the Ladies’ Code members, was arrested and is currently under investigation for speeding.
According to a report by TV Daily, it was revealed that at the time of the accident, the Mr. Park was driving at 135.7 km/h (84.3 mph), during which the car lost traction on the rainy road and collided with the right guard rail.
This would be a full 35.7 km/h (22.2 mph) over the designated speed limit, which was 100 km/h (62.1 mph). According to traffic law, because it was raining that day, drivers’ speeds should have been lowered by 20 percent, to 80 km/h (49.7 mph).
According to Mr. Park’s testimony, the back wheel of the van fell off prior to the accident. However, upon investigation by the National Forensic Service, it was revealed that the back wheel falling off was due to the impact of the car with the guard rail, and that there was no initial car defect.