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Drink to blame for collision that ended in 3 deaths

A DRUNK driver was mainly responsible for an accident in which he and two of his passengers died, police said yesterday.

Li Qiang, whose blood alcohol content was 2.09 milligrams per milliliter, was driving an SUV when it crashed into a van that stopped on Zhongchun Road near Qinchun Road in Minhang District on December 19.

Police said Li, a deputy company manager, should take the major blame for the accident because, under the influence of alcohol, he hadn't seen the van. His blood alcohol content was much higher than the legal 0.2 milligrams per milliliter limit.

Song Quangen, the van driver, was held partly to blame as he had stopped his van in the middle of the road, police said.

Song said his van had skidded into the guardrail and he was standing by his vehicle waiting for police to arrive when the collision occurred.

Ji Juan, 36, the only survivor in the SUV, told police that she and Su Peipei, 21, the mother of a seven-month-old girl, had gone to karaoke with Li and Zhao Ming, 26, at around midnight.

Ji, a Suzhou native, told police Li had drunk alcohol at dinner, and the four had about a dozen beers while singing.


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