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Prosecutors in the case against Ladies’ Code’s road manager, Mr Park (27) are demanding a sentence of 2 years and 6 months jail time. On December 9, the Suwon District Prosecution Office revealed they are demanding said jail time claiming Mr Park was in part responsible for the fatal car accident as he was allegedly speeding at the time of the accident.
Mr. Park has released a personal statement on the matter, “I did my best to take the correct safety measures following the accident and called 119. I deeply regret the error in my judgement and am reflecting over that one moment. I sincerely apologize to everyone, including the family members and fans, who have fallen into great sorrow because of this situation. Please give me the chance to work harder in life.”
Ladies’ Code’s car accident which claimed the lives of members EunB and RiSe as well as severely injuring member Sojung occurred on September 3, 2014. The final hearing of this court case will be held on January 15th, 2015 at 2PM KST.
IN EARLIER NEWS:
As reported by Sports Chosun, Suwon Police force released an official statement today, November 12th, revealing they have arrested Ladies’ Code‘s road manager Mr Park (aged 26) for causing the fatal road accident on September 3.
The prosecution are claiming that Mr Park was speeding at 135.7 km/h before the car collided with a highway barrier. The highway speed limit is 100 km/h and in accordance with Korean law, he should have been travelling at 80 km/h (a 20% reduction) due to the rain.
Mr Park had previously stated, "Because the speed seemed too fast, I had stepped on the brake, but the car slipped."
The prosecution responded in a statement following their investigation, "Mr Park had said during the early police investigation that the car’s back wheel had fallen off right before the accident. However, we have confirmed that the wheel fell off after the accident occurred."
Regarding the airbag not being deployed and contributing to the fatality, the prosecution added, "The air bag was not deployed in the front seat, but this was because it was the side of the car that collided with the barrier, so we have determined that there was no fault with the car’s airbag mechanism."
Source: Sports Chosun, Koreaboo, Allkpop