iPhone Automatically Calls for Help After Rollover Accident in Jeju

Jeju, South Korea - An iPhone automatically called emergency services following a rollover accident in Jeju, South Korea, caused by alleged drunk driving. The incident, which took place on the southern resort island, led to the hospitalization of the driver and two passengers.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the emergency call was made on Sunday by the iPhone, which detected the sudden impact of the accident. The Apple iPhone is equipped with a feature that detects car crash impacts and automatically calls for help if there is no response from the device owner within 20 seconds. The police are investigating a person in their 20s for suspected drunk driving. According to the police, the accident occurred in Seogwipo, Jeju, around 8:44 p.m. on Sunday. The car, driven on a snow-covered slippery road, rolled over, and the driver was found with a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08 percent, enough for license revocation.

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