At the Haeundae School Zone in Busan, the police applied the so-called'Ministry Diet Act' to both drivers in connection with the accident where a 6-year-old child died in a chain accident triggered by an illegal left-turn vehicle.

The Busan Haeundae Police Station announced today (13th) that it was investigating a woman in her 60s and a man in her 70s for a SUV driver on suspicion of violating laws such as the amended road traffic law called the Civil Act and weighted punishment for certain crimes.

On the 15th of last month, at the school zone near Ha Elementary School in Haeundae-gu, Busan, the SUV, which turned left over the center line, struck by a passenger car that went straight.

Afterwards, the victim car, which had lost its center, suddenly accelerated downhill, hit the mother and daughter walking down the footpath in front of the main entrance of the elementary school.

In this accident, a 6-year-old child was seriously injured and transferred to the hospital, but died and his mother was injured.

The police reported that there was a correlation between the primary and secondary accidents, and applied a civil acumen law to two drivers.

Under the Civil Code, drivers who have died or injured by violating their safe driving obligations within the school zone may be subject to severe penalties, up to and including imprisonment.

This is the first time that the civil diet method was applied to a fatal accident in Busan.

The police said, "We plan to pass the case to the prosecution after conducting a sufficient review of the law through the results of the appraisal."

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