The National Forensic Service has announced the results of their analysis of Kim Joo Hyuk’s vehicle.
Kim Joo Hyuk passed away following a car accident last October, with the cause of the accident yet to be determined. On January 30, the National Forensic Service stated that the vehicle he had been driving was not defective.
The Gangnam Police Station shared that they had received a report from the National Forensic Service on January 30 that stated, “The result of the investigation of Kim Joo Hyuk’s vehicle is there is no evidence of vehicle defects such as rapid acceleration or mechanical malfunctions. It has been concluded that the video of the accident taken by the black box found in Kim Joo Hyuk’s car did not record any audio data [of the inside of the car].”
The National Forensic Service also stated, “There was no evidence of the cause being an ineffectiveness of the brakes.”
They explained that as the car has been severely damaged, they were not able to carry out a normal driving test. The investigation results were determined by checking sensor data after connecting or replacing damaged parts, starting the engine, and accelerating.
The National Forensic Service previously stated in November that an autopsy showed that the cause of death was cranial fracture. They explained, “We didn’t find any signs of myocardial infarction [heart attack], and our toxicology test only showed a small amount of antihistamine. No traces of alcohol or toxins were detected, and our heart examinations didn’t show any signs of coronary artery damage, abnormal blood vessels, or inflammation.”
It has been reported that the police are planning to request additional medical judgement in regards to the cause of Kim Joo Hyuk’s death, taking into consideration the result of the autopsy and the investigation of his vehicle.