Runaway policeman detained over collision in China
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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.


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

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