This morning, an accident occurred in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, where a three-year-old girl died after being crushed by the wheels of a van in an alley where multiplex houses are concentrated.
The victim is known to have left the house alone, but the driver of the accident vehicle stated that he did not see the child around the car.
Reporter Yoon Gil-hwan reports.
A small girl walks through an alley in a quiet residential area.
She sees a stopped van and takes a look around her vehicle. At that moment, the driver gets into the car.
As soon as the car started, she passed the passenger seat and came out to the front of the car, and the child was hit by the car.
▶ Standing: Yoon Gil-hwan / Reporter
– “There was no one but the driver and the victim in the alley in the residential area where the accident occurred. The child who was crushed by the wheels of the vehicle died on the spot.”
▶ Interview: Residents near the accident site
– “(Usually) there aren’t that many children, here. The police came and 119 came, and it seemed like a funeral home car came and took them away with a cloth wrapped around them…”
The three-year-old victim, who lived near the accident site, is known안전놀이터 to have left the house alone.
The driver stated that she did not see any children around the vehicle.
▶ Interview (☎): Police officials
– “(The child who died) lived next to the accident, but the parents didn’t know, he went out. (The driver who said he didn’t see it) is claiming that, but we need to investigate.”
The police, who booked a foreign driver in his 20s for violating the Act on Special Cases for the Handling of Traffic Accidents, are trying to figure out the exact details of the accident based on CCTV footage from the surroundings.
This is Yoon Gil-hwan from MBN News.