4 Killed After Tour Bus Smashes into Car

Four occupants of a small sedan were killed after a tour bus smashed into the car on Freeway 3 in Kaohsiung this morning. Nobody on the tour bus was reported injured. The accident happened at 8:42am in the southbound lanes at Yanchao Interchange. Of the 4 people cut out of the mangled wreck of the car, 3 had no vital signs at the scene of the accident, and one later died at the hospital. The driver of the car was

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Drunk Driver Pretends to be Passenger after Fatal Accident

The driver of a car that slammed into a scooter, killing the rider yesterday evening, got into the backseat and pretended to be a hapless passenger. When police arrived at the scene the man told them he didn’t know how he had gotten there or who had driven his car. At around 7:00pm, October 30, a 37 year-old man named Liao (廖) was driving along the coastal highway between Jinshan and Danshui Districts in New Taipei City when he hit

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Bus Crashes and Burns in New Taipei City

A municipal bus crashed into a building in Xinzhuang District and caught fire early this morning after the driver lost consciousness at the wheel. Fortunately, the bus was not carrying passengers at the time. According to Liberty Times Network, at around 5:00am, the 41 year-old driver fainted while stopped at an intersection and his foot hit the accelerator. The bus traveled for around 40 meters before crashing into the building. After crashing, the driver’s foot appears to have remained stuck

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Witnesses Mistake Drunk Punk for Movie Stuntman

The presence of a film crew at the scene of an accident early yesterday morning in Kaohsiung City led bystanders to believe they had just witnessed a spectacular movie stunt. Actually, they had just witnessed the lead singer of a nu metal band drunkenly smash through a crash barrier while attempting to avoid a pedestrian crossing the road. At around 5:00am, Sunday, October 29, a 24 year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and ended up vertically parked on a

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Truck in Horror Crash Overloaded: Driver Unlicensed

A police investigation into a crash on Freeway 3 in Taichung yesterday, that saw a family of three killed, revealed that the truck was overloaded, and the truck driver was not licensed to drive a heavy vehicle. Shortly after 3:00pm yesterday, October 24, a semi-trailer carrying steel beams went out of control in the south-bound lanes, jumped the central traffic divider, and slammed into an Audi sedan traveling north-bound. The 41 year-old driver of the sedan, his 35 year-old wife,

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Bus Brakes Fail: 1 Dead, 23 Injured

A tour coach carrying a group from a church in Tainan crashed on a mountain road in Nantou County this afternoon leaving one passenger dead and 23 people injured. The group from the Presbyterian Tainan Datong Christian Church had just visited Qingjing Farm and were on their way home on Provincial Highway 14 when the driver suddenly called out “brake failure” and crashed into a tree at around 3:00pm. According to reports including United Daily News, some passengers were thrown

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Doctor Mayor Goes to Accident Victim’s Aid

Chiayi City Mayor Twu Shiing-jer (涂醒哲) was seen going to the aid of a scooter rider hit by a car October 20. Pictures and video were widely circulated after the picture was uploaded to the Mayor’s Facebook page. The mayor’s car was at the intersection of Linsen East Road and Xinsheng Road when a young lady on a scooter slammed into a car that made a left turn against oncoming traffic. The mayor, who is also a physician, former Health

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Under-aged, Unlicensed Teen Killed in Scooter Accident, Another Seriously Injured

A 14 year-old boy died and a 13 year-old is in a critical condition after the two boys crashed a scooter on a mountain road in Taichung yesterday. Neither boy was wearing a helmet. Three junior high students were enjoying the day at an uncle’s fishing pond when they decided to buy some fireworks rockets. Two of the boys took the uncle’s unlicensed scooter to go to a grocery store, while a third boy rode a bicycle and followed. On

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16 Year-old Unlicensed Driver Seriously Injured, Dad Dead

A 48 year-old man died at the scene of an accident after his 16 year-old son lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a utility pole on Highway 3 in Miaoli County last night, October 22. Mr Qiu was found with no heartbeat or vital signs at the scene of the accident and was declared dead at the hospital after failing to respond to CPR. Qiu junior was in a critical condition with head and abdominal injuries. He also

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Tour Bus Rear-ends Tour Bus: 7 Injured

Seven people were injured when a tour bus crashed into the back of another tour bus it was following on the National Freeway this morning. The two tour buses belonged to the same company and were travelling together when the accident happened at around 7:40am at the 38.4km mark near Linkou on National Freeway 1. The 40 year-old driver and 6 passengers on the second bus were injured. Nobody on the first bus suffered injuries. The injured were sent to

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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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