Driver Killed in Level Crossing Accident

The driver of a car that charged through the boom gates at a level crossing in Tainan died this morning after his car was hit by a train. The impact of the collision caused the driver to be thrown out of the car. The mangled wreck of the car blocked rail traffic in both directions until it was removed with a backhoe. A total of 28 trains and 7,180 passengers were affected by the accident.

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6 Dead, 11 Injured in Freeway Bus Crash

[Cover Picture: Kaohsiung Fire Bureau] Six passengers were killed, and 11 people injured in a late night bus crash on the National Freeway, Monday, September 11. The Aloha coach departed Kaohsiung at 11:00pm en route to Taipei. At the 348 kilometer mark at 11:46pm, the bus driver is suspected to have braked hard and swerved to avoid a car and then crashed into the central traffic separator. Reports in Chinese language news reports including United Daily News say that many

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2 Dead 6 Injured After Head on Collision with Bus

[Cover Picture: Taitung Fire Bureau.] Two people died and 6 were slightly injured after an SUV crashed head-on into a tourist bus on Highway 9 in Taitung County shortly before noon today, September 11. The driver and passenger of the car were trapped in the vehicle. The driver was found lifeless at the scene. The seriously injured passenger lost vital signs on the way to hospital. Six passengers on the bus were slightly injured. The accident occurred at around 11:40am

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Three Injured by Falling Rocks on Cross-Island Highway

[Cover picture: United Daily News] A Japanese cyclist and a two women on a scooter were injured when rocks tumbled onto the Central Cross Island Highway in the vicinity of The Tunnel of Nine Turns in Hualian County today. Hiroyuki Shirai, 35, from Shizuoka Prefecture, was taken to hospital unconscious and suffering head injuries after being hit by the falling rocks. A 24 year-old woman and her mother, both from Taipei, were also sent to hospital with injuries described as

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12 year-old Dies of Injuries After Driver Plows through Scooters

A 12 year-old boy has died of injuries sustained last Friday when the driver of an SUV smashed into vehicles stopped at a level crossing in Kaohsiung. Thirteen people were reported injured in the accident, but the boy, named Yang, was the only one to sustain serious injuries. At 7:26am Friday, September 1, a woman driving an SUV plowed through scooters stopped at a the level crossing, crashed through the crossing barriers, then continued for another 400 meters before crashing

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Runaway Truck Smashes into Vehicles Causing After-School Traffic Chaos

[Cover Picture: Liberty Times Network] Brake failure is the suspected cause of a multi-vehicle accident in Changhua County’s Tianzhong (Tienchung) Township this afternoon. At around 4:00pm, shortly after children were let out of school, a 48 year-old driver named Yu (余) lost control of his truck on a downhill section of Zhongnan Road. The speeding truck rear-ended a scooter and two cars traveling in the same direction, then careered into two on-coming cars before flipping over in front of a

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Driver Leaves Trail of Destruction. Police: No Crime Committed

A man in Taichung City crashed into a total of six cars during a trip to buy a midnight snack this morning. Mr Chen, 64 first crashed into 3 parked cars in Guotai Street in the city’s northern district. Chen’s front right tire was ripped off the rim in the accident, but Chen continued driving for 5 kilometers with sparks flying off the bare rim, leaving visible marks on the road. In Taiping District, Chen hit another 3 parked cars.

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Driver Runs Away after High-Speed Collision

[Cover Picture: Liberty Times Network] A driver in Kaohsiung left the scene of an accident this morning after slamming into a scooter at high speed and seriously injuring a woman before careering into a lamp post and seriously damaging his own car. At 4:15am police were called to the scene of the accident in Qianzhen District (前鎮區) where they found the injured woman named Lai. Ms Lai suffered head injuries and multiple fractures, including a fractured pelvis. Police found the

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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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