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Yonhap News reported on a car accident involving a taxi with three female high school students as passengers, which crashed through a fence and plummeted down a 3 meter slope. 


This past July 8 around 1:20 p.m., the taxi, which picked up three female students at a high school in Busan's Deokpo-dong, was speeding through a curve when it suddenly crashed and plunged down a 3 meter slope. 


It was reported that all three female students and the 64-year-old taxi driver Im suffered injuries from the accident. Among the female students, two of them were badly injured with wounds to the head area. 


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The road on which the accident occurred is said to be a steep, 300 meter downhill road which curves to the left. The taxi, which was speeding through this pass, crashed through the safety fence and plunged down three meters below. Im testified, "On the way downhill, the engine stuttered and the handle [steering wheel] stopped working."


Police revealed that they are currently investigating the case by studying the surveillance footage in the area. 

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    miguksaram Thursday, July 14, 2016

    My friend was just in the hospital for a week because his taxi driver was speeding and got in a crash. Taxi are incredibly dangerous in Korea. Their disregard for the laws of the road is trumped only slightly by delivery scooters and city buses. Speed limits? Irrelevant. Lanes? Can't see them, apparently. Traffic lights? Mere suggestions. You'd think they would be the best drivers because they're responsible for another person's wellbeing, but that's obviously not the case.

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    intricate Thursday, July 14, 2016

    regardless of the driver's actions... that's one flimsy safety barrier!

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    LAFF92 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Hmm,  I usually ride taxis in Seoul, don't have a problem, but yea they can get speedy at times especially  in those zigzag small uphill downhill  roads in Itaewon. Hope they will all be okay.

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    Stephanie91 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    That must have been so scary!

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    anti_blackpink Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    i hope they have died.

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    boicemusic94 anti_blackpink Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    black hearted demon

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    FBace anti_blackpink Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    got kill your self please

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    FBace Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    go *

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    Stephanie91 anti_blackpink Thursday, July 14, 2016

    WHY WOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!!!

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    hana_sakura Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Omg I hope the students and driver survived. But then, why was the driver speeding, knowing that the road is steep and there's a curve...

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    LordLiar18 Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Hope they recover well and quickly... They should really review their traffic rules to prevent these accidents.

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    pink_oracle Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    SK, where traffic laws are culturally accepted as 'suggestions'.

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    Sakura_Harano pink_oracle Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    That's everywhere in Asia or at least it looks that way from videos XD except Japan. That's a pretty big drop, I don't know why they would speed at a curve, it's not a drift course.

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    pink_oracle Sakura_Harano Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Because South Korea, that's why. ;D

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    This is an auto accident involving a taxi driver and 3 kids. It didn't happen because they were chasing celebrities which is apparently what AKP and the staff want you to believe. Anywhere there are fucking cars there are car accidents. I waited in traffic for 3 hours in the US recently because a driver was following a school bus too closely and was too busy talking on his phone to notice the bus was stopping. Didn't a POLICE officer shoot someone in a road rage accident a few days ago in the US? And don't get me started on the drivers in London, Shanghai, Paris, Venice, and Barcelona. Because Europe and the US, that's why.

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    Elisabeth_V_M bangeryun94 Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Woah, it's that bad? O_O I'm suddenly very glad that i live in Aus. I hope that they recover quickly

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    inspirit88 Sakura_Harano Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Actually, Japan is pretty bad. Not as bad as Korea, China, or Hong Kong, but I was there for 3 months for an internship. People tend to take out their anger while they drive. The worst are people cutting in and out lanes, speeding, and not giving way to pedestrians. I would have to say they are def more organized when driving and do follow most other rules. Most people ride bikes anyway so that's why you don't hear too many problems with drivers in Japan.

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    Stephanie91 pink_oracle Thursday, July 14, 2016

    SK is supposedly the "safest" Asian country to drive, or so I've heard. But I've watched dashcam footage from there on YouTube... they really do seem to treat the traffic laws like "suggestions". It makes me facepalm just watching those dashcam videos.

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    bangeryun94 inspirit88 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    With Japan I believe it all depends on where you are. Nagoya and Fukushima are pretty good. Osaka for the most part is not nail biting but I always have a driver there and Tokyo and Kyoto are the worst.

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    bangeryun94 Stephanie91 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Are all the dash cam videos of drivers who are doing something illegal or dangerous? Yes? It happens unfortunately.

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    kellykii pink_oracle Thursday, July 14, 2016

    in south africa its the same, here people treat the red light like a suggestion some people just drive straight through it without even looking, its pretty bad, but kenya is also just as hectic O_O

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    miguksaram bangeryun94 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Maybe it depends on where you are, but after living in both countries I can say I never saw the s*** in Japan that I see in Korea on a daily basis. Korean drivers almost always put their needs first because they're all "in a hurry." That's why buses run red lights (halfway through the cycle), scooter drivers get decapitated trying to cut through cross traffic, and why this sort of stuff happens. I have never seen anything like this in Japan, and ESPECIALLY not from taxi drivers.

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    bangeryun94 miguksaram Thursday, July 14, 2016

    I have plenty of times ... in BOTH countries. I live in one and work in the other. I travel a lot for work and it's no different in any country actually.

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    You're kidding right? You're trying to defend the road traffic accident rate in SK?? Really?????

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    inspirit88 bangeryun94 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Was in Osaka and traveled to Tokyo for a weekend. True. I think it's like that in most places lol. Big cities have all types of drivers including shitty ones.

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Thursday, July 14, 2016

    I'm not defending anything sweetheart. It's no different than any other country with autos in the world. This made the news here because half baked brains will think it was a taxi with sasaengs which is about as far from the truth as your skewed idea that Korea has the worst drivers in the world. My vote is for the US where people get murdered for pissing somebody off in traffic

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    You actually think it's normal to have as many traffic accidents as they do in SK? Because I can tell you, it's not, sweetheart.

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Thursday, July 14, 2016

    How many do we have, sweetheart? And then compare it to the US, Brasil, China, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Saudi Arabia where only humans with dicks drive ... sweetheart.

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Why are you trying to annoy me Koreaboo? LOL

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Thursday, July 14, 2016

    In 2014 SK's road traffic death rate was 10.9 percent. The UK's was 2.97. Sorry if facts 'annoy' you. But south Korea's can't drive for shit.

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    Elisabeth_V_M pink_oracle Friday, July 15, 2016

    Lol i think that they CAN drive, but they just don't care about safety, or they're in too much of a rush to go places. I saw 3 car accidents in the span of one day in New York because people were running red lights.

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    kellykii pink_oracle Friday, July 15, 2016

    10.9? u know the top 20 countries range from 30 to 43 percent? korea isnt even in the top 100 (100th being 14 percent)

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    miguksaram bangeryun94 Friday, July 15, 2016

    Ok, we'll I've lived extensively in both (currently reside in SK) so we both are going from personal experience. But our personal experience differs, so let's look at the statistics. Based on road fatalities per 100,000 people, Japan has 4.7. Korea has more than DOUBLE that at 10.4. But what about looking at how it compares per number of cars on the road? Japan has 6.5 deaths per 100,000 cars has 23.3. Not even REMOTELY equivalent. So it looks like the statistics support my perspective, that drivers are much less safe in Korea than Japan. And nobody who bothered reading this article thought it was about sasaeng fans. It's about the insanity of Korean taxi drivers in general.

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    pink_oracle kellykii Friday, July 15, 2016

    Urgh, you've totally moved from your original argument. Per driver and population SK rate of traffic accidents is not good. You claim it's equivalent to/better than "US, Brasil, China, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia and Saudi Arabia". But that's a false claim. I don't even know why you're making this emotional and taking it personally, SK has a high percentage of drivers who do not obey traffic laws, most detrimentally, do not drink and drive. It's just a cold hard fact.

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    kellykii pink_oracle Friday, July 15, 2016

    uh wrong person, i never said the u,s brasil etc thing

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Friday, July 15, 2016

    I noticed you didn't bother mentioning the other countries. I'll just use the 2015 statistics for the US --38.4%. All the other countries mentioned are double digits over 10%. Sit down and shut up.

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    bangeryun94 miguksaram Friday, July 15, 2016

    Why are you arguing with me about Japan? I said my experience was based on cities. And that's all I said about the country. And yes if you read all the comments that's exactly what some readers thought. Anything else?

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    pink_oracle kellykii Friday, July 15, 2016

    Mistook you for bangeryun94, as you replied to comments tagged to them.

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Friday, July 15, 2016

    Because even if some of them have higher stats than SK it doesn't change the fact that SK has high stats. It doesn't change the fact that SK roads are dangerous. Freaking ask foreigners living in SK how they feel about being on or around SK roads. They will tell you it's freaking scary. Stats don't change that. And no, I will not shut up. Run me over if you can't handle it.

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Friday, July 15, 2016

    LMAO! Every country I mentioned has higher highway deaths than Korea! You can't stand being wrong and you certainly can't stand being corrected by a Korean. I learned to drive in Great Britain sweetheart, you know the 2.97 you're babbling on about. I also drive in Japan, Australia, the US, France, Italy and Spain. They apparently have no fucking problem with my driving. You seem to be confused about who can't handle it.

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    bangeryun94 Sakura_Harano Friday, July 15, 2016

    Problem?

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Saturday, July 16, 2016

    ...You just proved my bloody point. You learned to drive outside of SK and you're a good driver. Hello!!

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Saturday, July 16, 2016

    I didn't prove anything. Except that you are heavily ethnocentric.

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    pink_oracle bangeryun94 Saturday, July 16, 2016

    See, now you're not even countering my points, you're just attacking Worse still you're bringing your frustrations from this argument into other comments sections. You're losing it dude, take a break.

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    bangeryun94 pink_oracle Saturday, July 16, 2016

    See now I don't care because I have indeed proved my point. Every nation I mentioned has a higher highway death rate than Korea. It's not my problem if you're too lazy to look it up. And sweet little Koreaboo, you're not smart enough, at least with respect to Korea, to get me frustrated. Much better than you have tried. I'm quite confident with my knowledge of my country and I probably know more about your country as well now that I think about it. All that pent up anxiety is not good for a person your age. Yeah, and if the ethnocentricity fits with any argument ...

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