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SEOUL — South Korean police said Tuesday they are investigating a Saturday accident in which a South Korean taxi crashed into Camp Hialeah’s front gate.

U.S. Forces Korea officials confirmed the incident occurred at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The gate is closed from midnight to 5 a.m.

“The vehicle’s brakes failed as the driver was attempting to turn onto the road in front of the gate, causing the driver to proceed forward through the intersection” and strike the chain-link fence, according to a U.S. Forces Korea statement. Hialeah is in Pusan, on the southeast part of the peninsula.

Military police reported the driver sustained minor injuries and refused treatment. Two passengers were transported to the Citizen’s Hospital by civilian ambulance. Later reports indicate they were treated and release, USFK officials stated.

The military opened the gate as normal at 5 a.m. and repair work began at 7 a.m.

USFK officials were unable to estimate the cost of the damage.


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