Loose Screws Halt Traffic on National Freeway

Drivers on the National Freeway were caught in a one hour traffic jam and 15 vehicles suffered punctured tires after barrels of screws fell of a truck this evening, October 19. Shortly after 6:00pm, a truck carrying a load of screws northbound from Tainan to Taichung lost two barrels, which burst open on impact, strewing screws over a 300 meter long section of the freeway in Yunlin County. A United Daily News report said the National Freeway turned into a

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Seven Tourists Suffer Slight Injuries in Hualian Bus Crash

Seven passengers received treatment in hospital after a tour bus careered into a concrete landmark at the entrance of Beipu Village in Hualian County today. The tour bus was carrying a group of 27 tourists from Jiangsu Province, China, when it swerved to avoid a car at an intersection. The driver lost control on the wet road at around noon. Police are investigating the accident.

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Driver Causes Paint Spill then Drives Away: 3 Injured

Three scooter riders in Kaohsiung yesterday required hospital treatment after slipping on paint spilled on the road. The driver of the truck who left the scene after the paint spill will be fined for failing to deal with the spill. Four 20 liter buckets of white paint fell off the back of the truck. The driver picked the buckets up and put them on the sidewalk before driving away. The driver told police that he didn’t know how to deal

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7 Injured in Tainan City Bus Crash

[Cover picture: UDN] Six passengers suffered minor injuries, and the driver was seriously injured, when a bus crashed into a steel column in Tainan City’s Xinying District today. It is suspected the driver suffered a heart attack before the accident. At around 7:30am this morning, a Tainan City Bus veered across the center line into the path of oncoming traffic, mounted the sidewalk, knocked down a light pole and a fire hydrant, then slammed into the steel columns outside the

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12 Injured in Tour Bus Accident

Eleven Vietnamese tourists and the Taiwanese driver of their tour bus were injured when the bus ran into the back of a semi-trailer on a highway near Keelung this morning at around 10:30am. The 53 year-old driver, Mr Chen was trapped in the driver’s compartment for more than 30 minutes. Chen suffered a fractured pelvis, a lumbar vertebra fracture, and a broken thumb. Eleven passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries, mostly to the head and hands. The tour

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Mother Leaves Baby at Scene of Accident: Seeks Medical Attention for Herself

Emergency workers called to the scene of a single-vehicle car accident in Kaohsiung City this morning were shocked to find a 2 month-old baby in a baby carrier/safety seat on the sidewalk, and no sign of the mother or other occupants of the vehicle. The baby was conscious and had no visible trauma, however, at the after an examination at the hospital, it was found that the infant had suffered an intracranial hemorrhage. The baby was later reported to be

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Tour Coach Stuck in Motorcycle Underpass

A tour coach carrying Chinese tourists in Kaohsiung this morning stuck fast against the top of a low-clearance underpass reserved exclusively for motorcycle traffic. At around 9:30am, the coach carrying 16 passengers, described as independent Chinese tourists on their way to Kenting, mistakenly took the motorcycle lane of the freeway underpass in Fengshan District. Although the vehicle was damaged, nobody was hurt and the passengers disembarked themselves. The driver was cagey about what happened. He insisted that his coach was

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Truck Involved in Rear End Accident Showed no Signs of Braking

The driver of a truck that rear-ended a semi-trailer on the Formosa Freeway this morning is in a coma after sustaining critical injuries. Police say there are no signs of brake marks on the road. The accident happened around 5:00am in the northbound lanes of Freeway #3 at the 142km mark in Miaoli County. Police said it appeared that the 55 year-old driver of the goods truck failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and the coal truck

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Gravel Truck Driver Looking Around and Digging His Ear Before Sandwiching Little Blue Truck

A driver involved in a fatal accident where a small truck was sandwiched between two semi-trailers was found to have lied when he said that the vehicle in front had suddenly stopped, leaving him no time to brake and avoid a collision. Tuesday morning September 26, a 33 year-old driver of a small truck was killed after being sandwiched between two gravel trucks. Internal video monitors from the gravel truck driver’s cabin released yesterday, showed that the driver was not

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12 Injured in in Minibus Crash

[Picture: Ilan County Fire Bureau (CNA)] Twelve people required hospital treatment after a bus collided with a sedan, then plowed into a tree in Ilan City this afternoon. Nine of the injured were students. According to Liberty Times Network, the oldest injured was an 81 year-old woman with an ankle injury, and the youngest was a 7 year-old boy with a broken hand. Eight of the injured were junior high school students. The bus driver was also injured. The accident

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Five Injured After Bus Hits Clearance Warning Bar

Five people were injured, one seriously, when a bus carrying students smashed into a clearance warning bar on the approach to a bridge in Luzhu Township, Taoyuan City, this evening, September 21. At about 8.30pm, the bus hit the clearance bar at a speed high enough to cause the impact to peel away part of the roof from the front of the vehicle. Five people were sent to hospital, including a seriously injured 17 year-old. The bus was carrying 29

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