Runaway policeman detained over collision in China

Last Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 18:45

Beijing: A traffic police officer in
south China`s Guangdong province has been detained after
fleeing from the scene of a deadly car accident in which he
was involved.

The incident took place when a vehicle driven by a
Shanwei expressway traffic officer, surnamed Chen, collided
with another car carrying a driver and one passenger, on a
highway in the city of Lufeng two days ago.

The accident left a passenger in the second vehicle
killed instantly, while the driver died later in the hospital,
government-run Xinhua news agency said.

After the accident, Chen abandoned his vehicle and
fled the scene.

The 32-year-old Chen was detained by Lufeng police on
Thursday.

He confessed that he drove his car into the opposing
lane to avoid colliding with a motorcycle, leading to the
accident.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 18:45

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