Pregnant Mum and Toddler Survive Crash and 50 Meter Plunge

A female driver crashed on a mountain road in Nantou County yesterday, slipping 50 meters into a valley. Fortunately, the 7-month pregnant woman and 2 year-old child suffered only superficial injuries, and were rescued more than two hours later. Ms Zhang, 40, was driving a Jeep with her 2 year-old daughter on board when the accident happened at around 5:00pm. Zhang had been on her way the local elementary school to pick up her children. When Zhang had failed to

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Man Survives 5 Storey Fall After Landing on Car

A young man was hospitalized after falling from the 5th floor of a building in Xizhi District, New Taipei City, this afternoon, Tuesday, December 12. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident on Fu-an Street at around 3:45pm, and found a man, around 20 years-old, conscious, but suffering multiple injuries after falling onto a parked SUV. Pictures showed firefighters pulling the man out of the crushed vehicle, after he apparently crashed through the windshield.

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Very Drunk Driver Kills One, then Flees to the Scene of the Next Accident

A very drunk driver in Taichung City knocked down two road construction workers, killing one, then fled the scene of the accident and knocked over a motorcyclist, before finally crashing into another car one kilometer away from the scene of the original accident. At around 5:00pm today, Monday, December 11, the 54 year-old driver of a black Mercedes Benz E200 plowed into a work site on Jinde Road. Two workers were injured in the accident, and one was trapped under

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Another Tour Bus Driver Arrested for DUI

The driver of a tour bus was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Keelung yesterday. It was the second Sunday in a row to see a tour bus driver arrested for the offence, and is the second offence for the same driver this year. Mr Wang, 55, was driving a family tour group consisting of 30 passengers back to Taichung after an overnight trip to Ilan County, Sunday, December 10. After being pulled over by police while

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Student Arrested After Campus Knife Attack

A teacher restrained a male student after he attacked a female student with a knife at Shih Hsin University in Mucha District, Taipei City, this morning, Monday, December 11. At around 10:00am, a 20 year old male named Chen met with a female third-year student named Shih, 19, outside a classroom. The two began to quarrel, and Shih called out “Teacher, save me!” Shih then ran into a classroom with Chen in pursuit, attacking her around the head with a

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“The Day a US Warship Docks in Kaohsiung is the Day the PLA Liberates Taiwan:” Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to the USA, Minister Li Kexin, has told US lawmakers that proposed visits by US warships to Taiwan would violate the anti-secession law of China, and that the date of the first US warship’s arrival in Kaohsiung Harbor is the day China liberates Taiwan by force. Li told an audience of Chinese students and expatriates invited to a lecture in Washington DC, December 8, that he had made China’s position clear to US legislators after the US Congress

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County Councilor Dismissed After Third Drink Driving Offence

A Changhua County councilor was sentenced to a 7 month term in prison after being convicted of his third drink driving offence in 4 years, and has won the distinction of being the first person in Taiwan to be dismissed from public office for the offence. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) representative Ke, Jhen-Bei (柯振杯), 57, was convicted of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.82mg/l in March 2013, 0.56mg/l in December 2016, and 0.43mg/l in May this year. All

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Six Injured After Car Crashes into Roadside Kitchen

Six people were rushed to hospital after a car crashed outside a restaurant in Shilin District, Taipei City this evening, Friday, December 8. Shortly after 8:00pm, a Volvo sedan crashed into the outdoor kitchen, which was occupying a sidewalk on Lane 165, Fuhua Road, next to the Zhishan MRT Station. Four women and 2 men were rushed to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, some caused by the vehicle’s impact, and others by scalding from hot oil and soup which splashed

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Two Arrested After Woman Shot in Face with Lethal Airgun

A woman was shot in the face while riding a scooter on Chongqing South Road in Taipei City yesterday, December 7. Two men were arrested in relation to the incident later the same day. At around 1:00am, Ms Wu was heading home to Yonghe District when she felt a sting in her right cheek. After stopping, Wu found her face was covered in blood. Ms Wu hailed a passing motorist to help call an ambulance. Ms Wu was found to

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Taiwan Scrambles F-16s as Chinese Bomber Approaches Air Defense Identification Zone

[Photo: Ministry of Defense. Picture for illustrative purposes and not related to today’s incident.] Taiwan’s Air Force scrambled F-16 fighter jets to monitor a PLA Xian H-6 bomber aircraft as it approached Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone south of Point Eluanbi this morning. The Air Force stressed that there was no conflict between the two sides. However, civilian radio operators picked up a verbal exchange between the Chinese and Taiwanese pilots. When the Taiwanese fighter pilot requested the bomber pilot

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Drunk Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel After Sideswiping Car

A driver in downtown Taichung City was so drunk that he didn’t realize he’d sideswiped a parked car. Around one minute later he stopped at a red light and fell asleep. Police officers from Dadun station were on patrol at around 3:00am, when they saw a yellow Chevrolet Camaro idling at an intersection as the traffic lights turned from red to green, then red again. The officers approached the car and woke the driver up. A roadside breath test on

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