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BREAKING: Big Bang's Daesung involved in accident; under investigation for drunk driving

Submitted: May 31 2011 04:50 AM by Flowsion

UPDATE #7: Further reports on Daesung's involvement in the car accident have been revealed. Police have stated that Daesung may be charged with "neglecting to drive safely" and not fulfilling his "duties to drive safe". Police have stated that that so far, reports reveal that the motorcyclist was hit before Daesung had arrived and therefore the charge is "neglectful accident" rather than a charge of "intrusion of safe driving distance".

However, if the motorcyclist was hit because of Daesung's car crash, the charge would be changed to a more serious matter, with Daesung being responsible. The charge would assume Daesung's neglect in driving and would put it in the same category as DUI violations and serious traffic signal violations, which in turn, would result in Daesung being sentenced to prison statement. He would also be responsible for the compensation of the victim, which typically starts from $18,000 - $28,000 depending on the annual income of the deceased as well as the career of the victim.

UPDATE #6: Daesung has been released by police after over 5 hours of being detained by police. He is now reported to be heading home with his manager, wearing a black hoodie covering his face. Police have stated that Daesung was "overwhelmed" and co-operated with them, answering all questions and doing his best to help the investigations.

YG Entertainment released a statement saying Daesung was very distraught over the incident and burst into tears when he saw the motorcyclist.

Below is a video of the incident as well as a report in Korean:

UPDATE #5: The police will start an official investigation about what happened around the time of the accident. They're currently gathering CCTV recordings from the surrounding buildings and will be handing all evidence to the NISI (National Institute of Scientific Investigation).

It was also released that the motorcyclist didn't survive the accident and that they'll be doing an autopsy to see what the main cause of his death was.

UPDATE #4: YG Entertainment has released a statement on the accident involving Daesung, a taxi driver and a motorcyclist. They have revealed that at 1:40AM, Daesung was driving downhill around the area of Seoul's Yanghwa Bridge. During this time, he crashed into a taxi driver, rear-ending him. The taxi driver was reported to have not suffered any major injuries.

YG Entertainment revealed that Daesung was driving along the first lane when the taxi suddenly switched from the first lane to the second, then back again. This is when Daesung rear-ended the taxi driver. When Daesung got out of the car to speak to the driver, the driver revealed that he had switched lanes to avoid hitting the motorcyclist infront of him.

The two then alerted the police, revealing that the motorcyclist was bleeding on the road.

Police are currently investigating the accident and the involvement of Daesung and the taxi driver in the accident that caused the motorcyclist to be hit. They have also reported that the motorcyclist is not dead, but rather in the hospital.

UPDATE #3: A photo of Daesung's Audi A4 has been revealed through Korean press. The photo shows his car's front badly damaged by the car crash. The photo also shows a tow truck also picking up the car, it is evident from the photo that the crash was not simply a "tapping", but a serious collision.

YG has yet to make a statement on the accident and there has been no information as to how involved Daesung is in the accident. Currently, it is believed that he is being talked to by Seoul's Young Deung Po Police.

Police have also revealed that the motorcyclist is not dead and is currently in the hospital, but there has been no word on his condition.

Take a look at the photo below:

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UPDATE #2: Police have officially released a statement regarding the car accident. Seoul's Young Deung Po Police Station revealed, "Big Bang's Daesung crashed into a passed-out motorcyclist with his car on the morning of May 31st at Yanghwa Bridge. The motorcyclist was already passed out due to a previous accident when Daesung crashed into him."

Police also contradicted reports that the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. They confirmed that he was alive, saying, "The motorcyclist has been admitted to the hospital where his death has yet to be confirmed. We are investigating whether or not alcohol was involved."

UPDATE: It's been revealed that Daesung was not under the influence of alcohol and is currently speaking to police about the accident. Reports have revealed that the man on the motorcycle was hit by a hit-and-run, not from Daesung himself. When a taxi driver stopped to assess the situation and help the motorcyclist, Daesung crashed into the taxi.

There are also conflicting reports that the taxi, once being hit by Daesung, crashed into the motorcyclist killing him. However, it is not clear whether or not this actually occurred and how serious the motorcyclists condition was after being hit by the original car.

Koreaboo will keep you updated as we learn more and await an official statement from YG Entertainment.

Original Article
Big Bang's Daesung has been reported to be involved in a serious car accident, with the other party involved being pronounced dead at the scene. It was reported that at 1:40AM in Seoul, Big Bang's Daesung hit a motorcyclist in his Audi. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Youngdong Police have announced that they are currently investigating the singer, as there are suspicions of Daesung being drunk at the time of the accident.

Source: SBS Korea, Star News (1), (2) (3) and Bloomberg Star, Star News (1), (2), (3), happyrichlife0818, Segye and Dailian

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  • AlyHuang 0 Points

    omg, I hope this isn't true :( especially since a life has been taken :(

    30 May 2011 - 10:30 AM

  • KillDeer 63 Points


    30 May 2011 - 10:46 AM

  • tabified 10 Points

    Rest in peace, motorcyclist.
    And I'm glad it wasn't Daesung's "fault".

    30 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

  • minho1lover 39 Points

    OMG! :( r.i.p. motorcyclist

    30 May 2011 - 11:18 AM

  • Ria 268 Points

    Leave it to the media to distort everything and spread rumors. Daesung is just a bad driver, not a murderer or drunkard. Poor guy, I hope he's alright. He was just in the flippin' hospital not too long ago. We should all keep the taxi driver and cyclist in our prayers.

    30 May 2011 - 11:29 AM

  • KillDeer 63 Points

    Rest in Life apparently.

    30 May 2011 - 12:05 PM

  • saddycassie 0 Points

    this is really confusing..a life has been taken,another life's future is on the cliff-hanger..OMG!T_T

    30 May 2011 - 12:07 PM

  • epicprincess 14 Points

    This is scary and sad.

    30 May 2011 - 12:15 PM

  • Nyokou 27 Points

    Really hope the motorcyclist isn't really dead... That picture looks horrible... I can't even imagine...

    30 May 2011 - 12:17 PM

  • SeobieOppa 0 Points

    (;~;) I hope that the motorcyclist ends up being alive.. I don't want Daesung to go to jail.

    30 May 2011 - 12:21 PM

  • Imagine8 1 Points

    uhh i don't see the "YG Entertainment's Statement" on here...but this is where it was linked too.....

    30 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

    • Kaye 3218 Points

      It's there at the top though.

      30 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

  • Nyokou 27 Points

    Seems like Daesung didn't see the motorcyclist on the road but the taxi driver did? So Daesung unintentionally ran over the motorcyclist? :| This is a bit confusing... But if my interpretation is correct, why the hell did the taxi driver not stop instead of switching lanes? Ugh... this is so ridiculous. I don't even know what to think anymore.

    30 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

    • Kaye 3218 Points

      The taxi driver apparently switched lanes when he saw the person on the ground, then switched back to the lane where the motorcyclist was because he wanted to go and help him. Daesung was right behind the taxi driver and, surprised by his sudden change in lanes, hit the taxi from the back. He didn't actually run over the motorcyclist. (That's what I get of the situation at least)

      30 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

  • Mimi 353 Points

    Requiescat in pace.

    30 May 2011 - 01:45 PM

  • Cusp 0 Points

    Why is everyone being stupid and saying "RIP" and such. The article on update #4 says "They have also reported that the motorcyclist is not dead, but rather in the hospital." Did you see "NOT DEAD" in there? Is there another update i'm not seeing?

    30 May 2011 - 02:26 PM

    • Mimi 353 Points

      I don't think you realized that when Daesung and the Taxi Driver found the motorcyclist, he was bleeding very badly. Many different media outlets had mixed stories, so we're thrown off guard. We don't even know how much blood was lost but apparently it was enough to claim that he MAY be dead. Whether or not the man is dead, we give our condolences to the family. No one deserves to be a hit-and-run victim.

      30 May 2011 - 07:29 PM

  • chocolet 0 Points

    Thanks so much for keeping us updated in regards to this :)

    30 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

  • Congee 1028 Points

    I'm glad to hear that Daesung isn't a drunk driver. I can't imaging/picture him doing something so wreckless

    30 May 2011 - 07:00 PM

  • Kitsune 272 Points

    dang daesung must be traumatized :/

    30 May 2011 - 08:49 PM

  • Imagine8 1 Points

    OMGOMGOMG!!! SH*TTTT Daesung in prison?!?!?!?!!?! that CANNOT happen.... :'(((((((( omg omg.......the fact that the motorcyclist died just makes things ALOT worse. omg daesung....otteokae....what to doooo

    30 May 2011 - 09:04 PM

  • extrafugly 15 Points

    Why would he be charged of DUI when he had no alcohol in his system?

    30 May 2011 - 09:07 PM

    • Mimi 353 Points

      I believe in the report he gave, he had 3 beers. Though I don't think he was intoxicated to the point he couldn't drive.

      30 May 2011 - 09:09 PM

    • tabified 10 Points

      It was one of the very first articles written by a reporter at 2AM KST (right after the accident) that has said he had taken 3 cans of beer. After that article, it was revealed that he underwent alcohol testing and as a result, he wasn't under the influence.

      30 May 2011 - 09:28 PM

  • Nyokou 27 Points

    I thought I would come back today with better news but this just got a lot worse... Daesung, I really hope you did not hit the motorcyclist...

    31 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

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