Very Drunk Driver Kills One, then Flees to the Scene of the Next Accident

A very drunk driver in Taichung City knocked down two road construction workers, killing one, then fled the scene of the accident and knocked over a motorcyclist, before finally crashing into another car one kilometer away from the scene of the original accident. At around 5:00pm today, Monday, December 11, the 54 year-old driver of a black Mercedes Benz E200 plowed into a work site on Jinde Road. Two workers were injured in the accident, and one was trapped under

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Six Injured After Car Crashes into Roadside Kitchen

Six people were rushed to hospital after a car crashed outside a restaurant in Shilin District, Taipei City this evening, Friday, December 8. Shortly after 8:00pm, a Volvo sedan crashed into the outdoor kitchen, which was occupying a sidewalk on Lane 165, Fuhua Road, next to the Zhishan MRT Station. Four women and 2 men were rushed to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, some caused by the vehicle’s impact, and others by scalding from hot oil and soup which splashed

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Bus Driver’s Illegal U-turn plus Speeding Motorcycle a Fatal Combination

Two men in their early twenties died last night, after the motorcycle they were riding smashed into a bus doing an illegal U-turn across four lanes of traffic and a painted median strip on a road in Ilan County. The motorcycle rider is suspected to have been exceeding the speed limit at the time. The driver of the Kamalan Bus company’s intercity bus claimed that he had just dropped a passenger off and didn’t notice the crosshatched median strip, which

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Toddler Hurt After Drunk Mum Crashes Scooter

[Picture: United Daily News] A two year-old child received first aid treatment from concerned bystanders after his very drunk mother lost her balance and crashed her scooter in Tainan City today, December 1. Ms Gao (高) was riding a scooter on Yongda Road in Yongkang District when she suddenly toppled over and crashed the scooter, leaving the two year-old pinned beneath it. The child suffered from multiple abrasions and was bleeding from cuts to his forehead. A witness to the

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8 Injured after Collision on Suhua Highway

[Picture: Police provided to media] Eight people suffered non-critical injuries this morning after a 9-seater van was involved in a head-on collision with a truck on the Suhua Highway. All eight injured were treated in hospital, 5 for fractures. Shortly before 9:30am, a Volkswagon van carrying 3 males and 5 females was traveling south-bound when it crossed the double yellow lines and crashed into a north-bound truck. Ilan County Fire Bureau dispatched emergency vehicles from Nanao, Suao, Masai, and Luodong

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Woman Survives Rollover Accident then Hit and Killed by Truck

[Picture: National Highway Police Bureau.] A woman in Changhua County survived a rollover accident on National Freeway 1, only to be killed after a semi-trailer slammed into the back of the vehicle. At around 6:00am this morning, Ms Chen, 51, lost control of her vehicle after being clipped by another car when one of the cars was changing lanes. Chen got out of the vehicle, but her 21 year-old daughter remained trapped in the car. Chen was trying to open

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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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