Driver Incinerated After High Speed Crash

A 21 year-old man died after he was trapped in his burning car, while his passenger managed to climb out of the mangled wreck before it went up in flames. The driver of another car involved in the accident also survived. At around 2:00 am this morning, January 20, the driver of a silver BMW was traveling at high speed on Huanhe Road in Tucheng District when he attempted to overtake a white Ford sedan. It was raining at the

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Drunk Driver Flees After Rollover Accident

A drunk driver fled the scene on foot after rolling his car over on a road in Miaoli County this afternoon. Police found the suspect hiding in a gas station around 300 meters away, and measured a blood alcohol level of 1.02mg/l (0.2%). Mr Lee, 53, lost control of his car and hit the center traffic divider before his car flipped onto its roof at around 1:00 pm on Guishan Bridge in Miaoli City. When firefighters and police arrived, the

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Bus Driver Killed in Collision on Freeway 1

The driver of an intercity bus died at the scene of an accident on National Highway 1 in Tainan, after plowing into a flatbed semi-trailer that had gone out of control and jack-knifed in wet and slippery road conditions, in the early hours of the morning, January 9. Four people were sent to hospital with what were described as light injuries. The injured included the truck driver, a bus passenger, and two occupants of a car. At approximately 4:12 am,

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Eight Scooter Riders Bowled Over by Out of Control Car

Six college students were injured after a car went out of control and careered into a group of 7 scooters traveling together on route 28 in Kaohsiung yesterday. At around 9:30 pm, a driver named Zheng (鄭), who police suspect was speeding, lost control of his vehicle on a bend, and smashed into the group of 8 young scooter riders aged 19 and 20, who were on their way to Qishan Township. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life threatening,

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Drunk Driver Apologizes after Second Fatal Accident

[Picture: UDN] A man arrested after a drunk driving accident that saw a 19 year-old man killed apologized, and said that he had forgotten the lesson he learned after a similar incident 3 years ago. Mr Lee, 30, drove his car drunk and at high speed in Keelung City, Monday evening, January 1. Crossing the center lines to overtake another car, Lee’s car smashed into an oncoming scooter ridden by a 19 year-old soldier named Lin (some sources report 18

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3 Injured After Elderly Driver Passes Out at the Wheel

A 71 year-old man passed out while driving his car in Kaohsiung City this afternoon, sending his vehicle careering towards oncoming traffic, before finally crashing into a stationary car and scooters parked on the sidewalk. Dashcam footage from the driver’s car showed the car drifting left over the center dividing lines and into the path of scooters traveling in the opposite direction, before going through a red light, then crashing into a car parked outside a bank on the corner.

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Eleven Vehicle Pile-up on Freeway One

Two trucks and nine cars were involved in a pile-up on Freeway 1 at the 36 kilometer mark on the Taishan section at around noon today. Five people were sent to hospital. All five were said to have been conscious and suffering minor injuries. Traffic was limited to passing through the site on the shoulder of the road, causing traffic to back up over 5 kilometers until the scene of the accident was cleared at around 1:30pm. According to preliminary

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Expat Resident’s Legs Crushed After Being Hit by Car

An expat English teacher suffered severe injuries to both legs today after being crushed against a concrete column by a car in Keelung City this afternoon, December 24. The 24 year-old man, who’s nationality remains unspecified in Chinese language media, was leaning against the wall outside a convenience store when a car driven by a man name Zhou suddenly lunged out of a car park and slammed into him at around 2:00pm. Video footage shown on TV news showed bystanders

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Driver Too Drunk for Breath Test

A woman who crashed her car in Kaohsiung City this morning was so drunk that she giggled when the police arrived, and couldn’t manage to blow into an alcohol breath-testing device. Police had to take her to a hospital for an alcohol blood test. Ms Lee, 41, failed to negotiate a bend on a freeway interchange, and her car ended up mounting a traffic divider before coming to a stop against a pole at around 4:45am. After stopping, Lee remained

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Driver Fighting for Life After Attempting to Speed through Intersection

The driver of a little blue truck was thrown out the window before his vehicle flipped and landed on top of him after a collision in Nantou County this morning. At around 6:00am, the traffic lights at the intersection of Nan’an Road and Zhongzheng Road in Puli township were not yet operational, and were flashing orange in one direction, meaning slow down, and red on the perpendicular, meaning stop and give way. According to traffic monitor footage, the 70 year-old

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Drunk Driver in Custody after Fatal Hit and Run

A drunk driver involved in a fatal accident that caused the death of a 16 year-old girl Friday, December 15, will be kept in detention after prosecutors requested a court order from the Hsinchu District Court today. At around 9:00pm Friday evening, in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County, a 14 year-old, male, unlicensed rider named Long (龍) was carrying a 16 year-old pillion passenger, when he lost control of the bike while attempting to dodge a cat, and crashed into a

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