Hit-and-Run Suspicion’ Hwang Sun-woo Only Charged with Causing Injury… Speeding 150 km/h
Insufficient evidence that the accident was recognized…
The police concluded that there were no charges against former national swimming team member Hwang Seon-woo (20, Gangwon Provincial Office),
who was suspected of causing a hit-and-run accident while returning to the scene after seeing a damaged rear-view mirror.
The Jincheon Police Station in North Chungcheong Province announced on the 31st
that it judged that there was insufficient evidence to prove that Hwang Seon-woo fled
despite being aware of the fact that he had caused a traffic accident,
and that it only charged him with violating the Special Act on Traffic Accidents (injury causing injury) and sent him to trial without detention.
Hwang Sun-woo has been under police investigation for allegedly hitting the arm of Mr. B,
who is in his 80s, with his rear-view mirror while he was crossing the road while driving a car
to the Jincheon National Team Training Center and leaving the scene without taking any action. 바카라사이트
However, the police found no clear evidence to support the fact that he left the scene even after being aware of the accident.
At the time of the accident, Hwang Seon-woo was driving in the first lane of a two-lane road when he saw Mr. B jaywalking and turned his steering wheel to the opposite lane.
The police explained that the vehicle’s black box did not show Mr. B colliding,
it did not have a recording function, so it could not be confirmed whether the impact sound was loud enough for Hwang Seon-woo to recognize the accident.
In addition, considering that the damage to the rear-view mirror was minor,
it was highly likely that Hwang Sun-woo was not aware of the actual accident.
The fact that Hwang Sun-woo immediately returned to the scene of the accident after seeing his rear-view mirror damaged
at the athletes’ village is also the reason why the police did not charge him with causing injury while running away.
However, it is reported that Hwang Sun-woo returned to the athletes’ village
without taking any action against the accident, such as checking Mr. B’s condition at the time.
Regarding this, Hwang Seon-woo said, “I thought that Mr. B had not caused an accident
when I saw him standing on the side of the road and talking to his acquaintances without any problems,
but when the acquaintance said, ‘Be sure to check,’
he went back and found the police there, and only then did he realize that he had caused an accident.
He was reported to have stated, “I was aware of it.”
A police official said, “Considering that Hwang Sun-woo came to the scene twice immediately after the accident,
it is understood that he did not intend to run away.
However, it is believed that he collided with Mr. B while speeding at 150 km/h on a road with a speed limit of 60 km/h, and was injured.”
“The charges have been applied,” he explained.
It is reported that Mr. B suffered a minor injury to his arm and reached an amicable agreement with Hwang Sun-woo.
Sunwoo Hwang is an athlete who participated in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and won two gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals.
Afterwards, he won five gold medals at the National Sports Festival and was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for three consecutive years.