With technology growing exponentially and the rise of automated or self-driving cars becoming more prominent, many people are not only concerned with the number of jobs that are going to be missing but also the number of traffic fatalities. Will self-driving cars truly reduce the number of deaths on the road? Will it wipe out all drunk driving incidents?
Unfortunately, a 19-year-old aspiring model had to succumb to that statistic as she passed away after an alleged drunk driver hit her.
She had just gotten a brand new motorbike when she was hit by the driver.
Kim Yeui-Hyun was just 19 years old when she was thrown more than 30 feet from her bike. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The young model had just purchased a brand new motorbike when she ran a red light and was hit by a suspected drunk driver.
The 19-year-old, who had just started university, was out riding her brand new Kymco Quannon 150 around 11:50 pm at night when Chen Bo-chi slammed into her.
The incident occurred in north Taiwan’s Taoyuan City and it has been reported that Kim’s motorcycle helmet flew off during the crash.
Dashcam footage from the 36-year-old suspected drunk driver’s car revealed the moment he slammed into her.
Chen was making a left turn when Kim ran the red light and both vehicles sustained heavy damage. Paramedics rushed to the scene and pronounced Kim dead due to fatal head trauma.
Chen was later found to be slightly above the legal alcohol limit and was detained. Police say that Chen will be charged with dangerous driving and also negligent manslaughter. The investigation still continues.
The Taiwanese modelling agency, Eglin, which featured a pageant with Kim in it this year said that they were ‘saddened by the loss.’