US diplomats flee after taxi crash Refusing to respond to police investigations


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Four diplomats affiliated with the US embassy in South Korea are being investigated by the police on charges of fleeing after colliding with a taxi. The Yongsan Police Station in Seoul announced on the 11th that it received a report that a man in his 30s, A, had an accident with a taxi while changing lanes near Namsan Tunnel 3 in Yongsan-gu around 5:35 pm on the 10th and fled without action on the spot. A ignored the taxi driver’s stop sign and fled to the front of the Yongsan US military base. At the time, there were three passengers in the car. There was also a passenger in the taxi, but no one was injured. When the police rushed to the scene after receiving the report, they checked the occupants of the vehicle and found that they were four diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Korea. They did not respond to any police investigation, and Mr. A, the second secretary of the U.S. Embassy in Korea, refused to ask for a breathalyzer. According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the police have sent home those who are subject to immunity. An official from the Yongsan Police Station said, “He refused to answer questions about the facts of the accident, and the diplomat’s identity was confirmed, so he had to go home first.” By Kim Yoon-joo, staff reporter [email protected]

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