The incident happened at around 12:50 p.m. on a road near the entrance to Tongdosa Temple, where the victims were celebrating Buddha’s Birthday.
The car, a SsangYong Motor Chairman sedan driven by a 75-year-old man surnamed Kim, veered off to the side of the road where people were resting and walking.
|One person died and 12 were injured after a SsangYong Motor Chairman sedan drove into a crowd near the entrance to Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, on Buddha’s Birthday, Sunday. (Yonhap)|
The deceased was a woman in her 40s. Eight other people were seriously hurt, while four sustained minor injuries.
The police said there was a significant possibility that the elderly driver had accidentally stepped on the accelerator.
They also said they could not rule out vehicle malfunction.
By Kim Bo-gyung (email@example.com)