‘Unlicensed electric kickboard’ high school students, jaywalking disaster

There was an accident where two high school students collided with a taxi while jaywalking together on an electric kickboard.

One was taken to hospital where he later died, and the other was seriously injured.

Reporter Byun Yoon-jae covered the story.

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It was 1:30 a.m. the day before yesterday, an 8-lane round-trip road in Seocho-gu, Seoul.

Vehicles are speeding along the road, and an electric kickboard with two people riding on it crosses the crosswalk.

At this time, the taxi going straight hits the kickboard.

The kickboard riders who fell were high school girls.

At the time of the accident, the two students crossed the crosswalk on electric kickboards while ignoring the red light at the pedestrian signal.

The students had no license and were not wearing hard hats.

The student who was riding behind the kickboard was taken to the hospital but eventually died, and the student of the same age who was driving was seriously injured토스카지노.

The Road Traffic Act requires electric scooters to be driven only with a car license or motor vehicle license, and helmets must be worn.

It is also forbidden to board more than one person at the same time.

If you do, you will have to pay a fine.

However, it is not well observed in the field, and accidents are rapidly increasing every year.

Electric kickboard accidents, which were 876 in 2019, more than tripled to 2,842 in two years, and 19 people died.

Accidents with electric kickboards by teenage drivers also increased by nearly 60% in a year from 628 the year before last to 1096 last year.

Police booked the taxi driver without detention and plan to investigate the injured student as soon as treatment is completed.

This is MBC News Byun Yoon-jae.

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