It’s been more than a year since the unfortunate passing of Tan Songyun’s mother in a hit-and-run case, and the court proceedings have finally begun for the suspect who was said to be driving under the influence.
In January of last year, Tan Songyun’s agent Fang Xiaoye revealed that Songyun’s mother got into a serious car accident on New Year’s Eve. Her mother passed away on January 23, 2019 after over twenty days in the hospital as she was no longer responding to treatment. The police reported that the driver was drinking before the accident occurred and he escaped. He was then arrested on January 16, 2019.
The trial will begin at the Xuyong County People’s Court in Sichuan Province on August 31, 2020.
Tan Songyun’s fans also issued a statement, “All the song guo 松果 (her fandom name) have always been willing to accompany Songyun through every moment. At the same time, we hope to use time and a lot of love to soothe such pain. Since the incident has received extensive attention from the media and netizens, we hope that such attention is just and well-intentioned, and we hope that the incident can be judged fairly! Calling on everyone to pay attention to safety when driving, do not break the rules while driving, and do not take any chances at the cost of someone’s life!”
Let us all send our condolences to Songyun and her family and hope that justice will be served.