4 South Koreans killed, US soldier injured after car crashes into US Army armored vehicle near Seoul
The crash took place in the city of Pocheon, 40km (25 miles) north of the South Korean capital, Seoul late Sunday, Yonhap News Agency reported.
The car with four civilians on board reportedly hit the rear of a US military vehicle on its way to a military base in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, on the border with North Korea.
The four victims, all in their 50s, were taken to the hospital but succumbed to their injuries later in the night despite efforts to resuscitate them.
Photos from the scene show the front of the passenger car badly mangled and debris scattered on the road.
Accident occurred on Yeongro Bridge. Police believe the SUV was driving at a high speed, crashed into the armoured vehicle without seeing it. The armoured vehicle has 2 reflectors at the back. Police plan to conduct an autopsy on the SUV driver's body incl. see if was drunk. pic.twitter.com/DbyVH7fX6c— Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty) August 31, 2020
The US personnel, who were returning from a drill, emerged relatively unscathed from the crash, which caused damage to the caterpillar tracks of the armored vehicle. One soldier was taken to the hospital with a minor injury.Also on rt.com US warship & S. Korean fishing boat collide in Sea of Japan
It’s unclear what led to the collision. Police say that an autopsy of the passenger car’s driver will be conducted. Local media report that the military vehicle was moving slowly with rear lights on before it was allegedly bumped into.
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