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[VIDEO NEWS] Good Samaritan on the highway

May 16,2018
1) Last Saturday on a highway connecting Siheung, Gyeonggi, to Asan, South Chungcheong, *Footage from Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency

2) an SUV crashed into the median, but did not stop and continued moving at about 12 to 18 miles per hour.

3) That is when a sports car rushed in front of the SUV, allowing it to crash from behind.

4) The driver of the SUV had lost consciousness while driving, and the car had continued going for about 1.5 kilometers (1 mile).

5) Han Yeong-tak, 46, had been driving behind the SUV and noticed the driver leaning toward the passenger seat.

6) After honking a few times, Han drove ahead of the SUV to try making it stop.

7) Thanks to Han, the driver of the SUV was safely rescued.

8) “I thought there might be a bigger accident since the driver fell unconscious,” Han said. “Even if it wasn’t me, I’m sure someone else would’ve stepped up.”

9) Hyundai Motors, the manufacturer of Han’s sports car, decided to pay for the damage to his car to thank him for his good deed, but the Good Samaritan refused.

10) Han said, “The bumpers on the back and the emergency turn signals are damaged, so I contacted my insurance company.”

11) “It doesn’t matter if they raise my insurance costs for negligence on my part. The damage my car received was not what mattered in the situation.”

12) Hyundai Motors, again moved by Han’s humility,

13) has promised to present Han with a new 2019 Veloster.

14) The LG Welfare Foundation, which has previously given prize money to recipients of its Upright Person Award,

15) and the police have also decided to award Han for his act.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Directed by Kim Hwa-jeong
Produced by Oh Da-seul, An Ji-hye
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Matthew Silberman