A new wrinkle has been thrown into the events of 2PM‘s Nichkhun‘s drunk driving scandal, where a witness has come forward to say that Nichkhun wasn’t 100% at fault.
While I don’t mind new facts coming forward, the witness account is puzzling, especially when contrasted with the actual video of the event.
“Nichkhun’s vehicle and the motorcycle were coming towards each other at the Ahn Sae Hospital four-way intersection in a cross direction,” the witness began. “The motorcycle was coming down the road, and Nichkhun’s vehicle was driving up. The motorcycle was on the left making a right, when it bumped into the right side of Nichkhun’s vehicle.”
I honestly don’t get this account at all.
Where was the motorcycle turning? Look at the GIF:
I’m not a fucking physicist or anything, but I’m quite certain that the motorcycle isn’t turning right.
If the motorist was turning right (or anywhere, really), he would have to go backwards to get onto either road. He was past the halfway point of the intersection when he got hit (at least), so … uh … shitty witness right from the start.
After the initial collision, Nichkhun’s vehicle had suffered a few scratches. The witness then explained, “I think the secondary shock had caused the body of the motorcyclist to turn and hit the right side of Nichkhun’s car near the tire. With that said, I think Nichkhun had the chips on his car because the body of the motorcyclist had run into it.”
Yeah, I’m quite certain he did try to turn, you know, because of the fucking car that appeared out of nowhere.
“I would say both drivers were driving poorly,” the witness continued. “This accident is not 100% Nichkhun’s fault. Both drivers were speeding, and even if they did come to an abrupt stop, it was not a situation where they could have avoided an accident.”
I agree with this. Shit is rarely ever 100% anybody’s fault in accidents. That would be true even if Nichkhun was drunk off his ass, which is why determining what “evasive measures” the victim took is standard procedure for police. However, “not 100% his fault” and “it’s okay to be drunk and/or speeding in a car and/or ignoring traffic laws” are completely different things.
All the people who are currently disturbingly celebrating about this news article like it’s awesome for Nichkhun need to get a fucking grip.
“I think this will have a huge impact on Nichkhun’s image. I hope he does not suffer too much harm because of this,” the witness added.
Really? Really?! Witness sounds like a fangirl, for real.
I dunno what the point of this article was, honestly. The witness can say whatever, but the public already has the video. The point the witness leads with can be proven wrong simply by watching the said video, which makes everything else said highly suspect. Besides, eyewitness testimony is notoriously inaccurate, even in more important matters than this, so I’m unclear why people are taking this seriously when we already have evidence of what happened.
In other news pertinent to these events, the police have said alcohol was not a factor in the accident … despite Nichkhun being intoxicated enough to suspend his license.
In regards to the collision, Seoul’s Gangnam Police Station currently investigating the incident also ruled that Nichkhun’s drinking had nothing to do with the accident itself. The police have not received a statement from the motorcyclist about the accident, and therefore the police plan on revisiting the scene of the accident to do some on-the-spot inspection once they receive a written report from the driver. The two driver’s negligence in regards to the accident will be determined then.
So an accident occurred because neither party reacted in time to avoid a collision, and Nichkhun was intoxicated enough to suspend his license with a substance that is well known to do stuff like slow reaction time, yet it had nothing to do with the accident?
That’s a completely asinine conclusion to reach for everybody with a brain, right? Just checking.
“Uh … I got this bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell to you…”
While it’s true that the motorcyclist could have been on PCP and shrooms for all we know, the reason Nichkhun is catching shit is not because people think he’s absolutely 100% at fault for everything. Rather, it’s the fact that he was driving while intoxicated, that he ignored traffic laws (was speeding too, apparently), and that as a result he drilled some poor dude on a motorcycle and sent him to the hospital.
Debate the percentage of fault all you want, but unless the police and media are just flat-out lying about everything and the CCTV video was fabricated in some grand conspiracy, the fact of the matter is that Nichkhun still fucked up and does deserve backlash for what he did.
So please stop trying to excuse everything from speeding to drunk driving just because you want to believe everything is okay. It’s ridiculous.