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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Drunk Driver Kills Scooter Rider

Tainan: A drunk driver hit a scooter waiting to turn at an intersection in Tainan this morning, killing the 76 year old female rider instantly before crashing into trees and flipping the BMW. The 21 year-old driver surnamed Tsai was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.71. Three passengers traveling in the car were hospitalized with minor injuries. The accident happened at 5:36am.

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Hello Kitty Car Lands Wheels Up

The driver of a pink Hello Kitty-themed car was treated for minor injuries after flipping the car in Tainan City, yesterday, Sunday, April 16. At around 1:30pm, the driver of a black car tried to go around a scooter rider who was waiting for a safe time to enter traffic. Video monitors showed the black car obliviously driving into the path of fast-moving traffic. The driver of the cute, pink, Hello Kitty car took evasive action, but lost control and

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Driver Dragged 800 Meters After Being Thrown Out of Car

A man was declared dead at the hospital after being thrown out of the vehicle he was driving. He was then hit by another vehicle and dragged about 800 meters, on the National Highway in Miaoli County sometime after 4:00am this morning. The accident occurred during heavy rainfall. Mr Wu is suspected of not wearing a seatbelt when he lost control of his car and crashed into the center traffic barrier. A car driven by a Ms Huang hit Wu,

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Taiwan Commerce Group Involved in Fatal Bus Accident in Australia

One person was killed and 1 seriously injured after a bus carrying members of World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (WTCC), rolled over on Australia’s Great Ocean Road, in the state of Victoria at around 5:15pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (7:15pm, Taipei). Liberty Times Network reports that the bus was carrying 28 members of the of the WTCC from many different countries. The passengers were on a 3 day tour after finishing a conference of the WTCC in Melbourne. The Liberty

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Speed, Mechanical Failure Suspects in Schoolgirl Bus Death

Excessive speed and a mechanical fault are chief suspects in an investigation into the death of a junior high school student who fell out of a bus in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District. Around 5:00pm, Thursday evening, a 15 year-old girl lost her balance and fell onto the rear door of the bus. The door opened, and she was crushed by the rear wheels of the vehicle. Initial media reports, based on the testimony of the bus driver, and comments

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1 Dead, 12 Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

[Picture: United Daily News] A driver in New Taipei City’s Hsinchuang District plowed into scooter riders and a pedestrian, leaving 1 dead and 12 injured this evening, Monday, March 6. Police at the scene measured the driver’s blood-alcohol level at 0.59mg/L. The 37 year-old driver, surnamed Tsai told police that his brakes had failed. However, police found that not only was Tsai drunk, he was driving without a license, after having it revoked for drunk driving last year. Tsai, who

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Worst Road Accident in 30 Years: 33 Dead, 11 Injured

[Picture: United Daily News] Firefighters worked through the night to extricate dead and injured passengers after a tour coach overturned on a highway near Taipei at around 9:00pm February 13. The accident marks the worst road accident in Taiwan in 30 years with 33 Dead and 11 injured. The tour group had spent the day visiting Wuling Farm in Ilan County to view cherry blossoms. The bus overturned while negotiating a bend at the Mucha Interchange on Highway 5. Preliminary

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