It has become a norm for many of us to share our thoughts on social media but this begs the question of whether we should share them or not.
On the morning of 23 August in Anping, Tainan, Taiwan, a woman who is known as “Ling Ling” was driving dangerously and under the influence of alcohol when she hit a female pedestrian.
It is said that the night before, she was drinking at a friend’s house and the next morning, she went home in her Audi. When she was making a turn, she rammed into a 58-year-old female pedestrian and caused her to fly before hitting the ground.
It was reported by both ETToday and Sinchew Daily that her first reaction after the crash was not to check on the person she hit but rather to make an Instagram story about how she was worried about her car and was cussing up a storm.
The victim was sent to the ICU after the crash and it was reported by Taipei Times that she died in the hospital later that night.
Police investigations show that Ling Ling’s breath alcohol concentration was 0.57 milligrams per litre- nearly four times the legal limit of 0.15 mg/l.
According to Article 35 of the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, if a driver of a motor vehicle or motorcycle causes serious injury or death due to driving under the influence, their driver’s license will be revoked, and they will not be allowed to retake the test.
On the evening of 24 August, Ling Ling posted an apology post on Facebook saying that she had broken a family and that the law would give her the most severe punishment.
“I know that it is useless to say sorry, but I am guilty, and here I would like to apologize everyone.”
In any case, no one should ever drink and drive to avoid situations like this.