Man purposely crashes his vehicle on highway to save lives
SEOUL: A man who intentionally crashed his vehicle on a highway with an unconscious driverâs car is receiving a breadth of commendations for preventing what could have potentially led to a bigger accident.
Incheon District Police said Monday that it will internally close the crash case that occurred on Saturday morning on the second West Coast Highway, as the collision was âunlike other highway accidentsâ and âan intentional act to halt a moving car with an unconscious driver behind the wheel.â
The collision had been soft. Both drivers did not sustain any grave injuries.
Han Yeong-tak, 46, told local media that his own car was the least of his concerns when he spotted the oddly crawling vehicle scraping the median strip as it was advancing.
The driver of the car, who reportedly had a chronic illness, had passed out while on the road due to the previous dayâs stress. The car had already advanced 1.5 kilometers when Han quite literally stepped in.
Blackbox footage from the car revealed several passing cars choosing to overtake the vehicle without stopping to look, until suddenly Han stops his Tuscani in front of the moving vehicle, bumping it to a halt.
Hyundai Motor Group, the carmaker of the Hanâs Tuscani, offered to repair his vehicle free of charge. - The Korea Herald/Asia News NetworkRelated NewsSource: Google News