2AM’s Im Seulong Receives Fine Regarding Car Accident Involving Jaywalking Pedestrian
2AM’s Im Seulong has been fined after his involvement in a fatal car crash last year.
On January 18, sources in the legal profession revealed that Im Seulong was issued a fine of 7 million won (approximately $6,327) as a summary order by the Seoul Western District Court on January 13.
A summary order refers to a decision made by the court after reviewing documents, without holding a formal trial. If Im Seulong wishes to challenge the fine, he may request a formal trial within a week of receiving the summary order.
In August of the previous year, Im Seulong was driving his SUV on a night when it was raining and he was involved in a car accident where he struck a man who was crossing the road even though the pedestrian signal light was red. The man was taken to the hospital but passed away shortly from his injuries.
Im Seulong underwent investigation for potential violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Settlement of Traffic Accidents, and it was determined that he had not been driving under the influence. Later the same month, his case was forwarded to the prosecution with a recommendation for indictment on the charge of violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Settlement of Traffic Accidents.
After considering factors such as the fact that Im Seulong had come to an agreement with the family of the deceased, the prosecution had issued a summary indictment on the charge of violating the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Settlement of Traffic Accidents.