▲ A black box video of an ambulance at the time of an accident posted by YouTuber Kim Mo on YouTube

Police intensified the investigation as the wave of claims that an emergency patient died due to a taxi blocking an ambulance in Gangdong-gu, Seoul, increased.

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency announced today (4th) that the Gangdong Police Department's Transportation Division was in charge of investigating whether the incident was related to criminal law violations in addition to the special law on traffic accident handling.

Traffic accident investigation team and traffic crime investigation team belonging to Gangdongseo Transportation Department were investigating the case.

Taxi drivers may face severe penalties depending on the results of a joint investigation between the Transportation Division and the Criminal Division.

On the website of the Blue House, yesterday, 342,000 people agreed as of 1:30 p.m. today, one day after the petition,'Please punish the taxi driver who stopped the ambulance with an emergency patient.'

Mr. Kim (46), who filed the petition, received medical treatment on time on the afternoon of the 8th of the month after Kim's mother had an emergency car and a taxi in the vicinity of Godeok Station, Subway Line 5, Gangdong-gu, Seoul. It claims to have died.

(Photo = YouTube capture, Yonhap News)