Highway Cop Dies in the Line of Duty

A Highway Police officer died today after a truck plowed into the back of his patrol car as he was parked on the road shoulder behind a broken down car. Five others were injured in the accident. At around 11:00am Officer Chen and Officer Yang pulled up behind the broken down car On Freeway 3 in Hsinchu County to improve visibility and prevent a rear-end accident as a tow truck prepared to move the vehicle. A truck then rear-ended the

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Killer Driver in Custody: Toddler Fights for Life

A woman who caused a car accident that killed three members of a family of five in Pingtung County Friday, August 4, will be kept in custody after a court ruling this morning. See previous article: Driver Runs Red Light: Kills 3 Injures 7 Ms Yang, 36, sped away after rear-ending a car stopped at a red light in Wandan township at around 10:00pm Friday evening. Two hundred meters down the road, Yang rear-ended another car carrying two adults and

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Driver Runs Red Light: Kills 3 Injures 7

A driver in Pingtung County last night sped away after a minor collision with another vehicle, then ran a red light and crashed into two other cars, leaving 3 dead and 7 injured. The 36 year-old female driver named Yang was not intoxicated at the time, but maintains that she doesn’t remember what happened. At around 10:00pm Friday, August 4, Yang was driving a silver SUV in Wandan township when she collided with a stationary car stopped at a red

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Lexus Breaks in Half in High-Speed Accident

A man is fighting for his life today after losing control of his vehicle at high speed in Puhsin Township, Changhua County. The vehicle broke in half after hitting a road sign. Lin, 47 was driving his Lexus 430 at around 6:00am when the accident occurred on a bend on Chongcheng Road. A witness said he saw the car approaching the bend at high speed, and fearing for his life, dived into his house seconds before the crash. Rescue workers

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Phone-using Scooter Rider Facebutts Bus

A scooter rider in Danshui (Tamsui) district of New Taipei City went face-first into the back of a bus while looking down at his phone. Mr Hsu, 28, was following the bus on Danjin Road at around 9:00am July 15 when the bus signaled and stopped at a bus stop. Mr Hsu, who was not wearing a full-face helmet slammed into the back of the bus. The impact knocked Mr Hsu’s helmet off his head and left him with multiple

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Tour Bus Driver Killed in 6 Vehicle Accident

A bus driver died at the scene but no other casualties were reported after a tour bus rear-ended a truck, which in turn plowed into other vehicles, on Freeway No. 2 in Taoyuan this morning. A total of 6 vehicles were involved in the accident. The driver’s compartment bore the brunt of the impact. Firefighters found the 58 year-old driver trapped and “obviously dead” when they arrived at the scene of the accident. The bus was carrying 5 passengers en

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1 Dead, 6 Injured After Truck Plows into Cars

Update: 3:17pm: 2 dead, 3 injured One person died and four were hospitalized after a truck plowed into cars on the National Highway in Tainan this morning. Tainan City Fire Bureau received a report of the accident at 7:56am. Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Highway Police said the deceased, a driver named Lin, died at the scene due to severe head injuries. Three males and one female were rushed to hospital with two described as

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Fatal Hit and Run: Victim’s Leg Found 3km Away

A man riding a scooter was killed in Banciao District of New Taipei City after being hit by a Mercedes Benz that ran a red light in the early hours of the morning, Wednesday June 14. The victim was thrown 30 meters from the point of impact, and his leg was severed below the knee. However, police and ambulance officers were unable to locate the missing limb. The 55 year-old scooter rider was pronounced dead at the hospital. Several hours

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21 Vehicle Pile-up on National Highway

Twenty-one vehicles were involved in an accident on the National Highway in Changhua County this morning May 16. One person was sent to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The vehicles included 3 large trucks, SUVs and sedans. One truck driver was trapped in his vehicle and sustained light injuries. It was raining heavily when the accident occurred at around 10:45am on the northbound lanes at the 202km mark. The accident blocked northbound traffic, causing a 7 kilometer long traffic jam.

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2 Dead in Single Vehicle Crash

A taxi driver and his son are dead after the driver lost control of his car at high speed on a highway offramp in Ilan County last night. Mr Lee, 56 and his 23 year old son were returning home to Ilan from Taipei City at around midnight when the accident occurred near the Ilan Interchange on Highway 5. The taxi appears to have hit a concrete traffic separator at the top of an off-ramp before flipping and rolling. Firefighters

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Two Road Construction Workers Killed in Hit and Run

A newspaper delivery truck driver left the scene of an accident after hitting and killing two road construction workers on the National Highway at around 4:00am this morning, May 7. The driver returned to the scene and turned himself in about half an hour later. Mr Zhu, 58 said he had pulled over about 200 meters down the road after suspecting he had hit somebody or something. However, another road construction worker who was unaware of the accident told the

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