Drunk Driver Kills Scooter Rider

Tainan: A drunk driver hit a scooter waiting to turn at an intersection in Tainan this morning, killing the 76 year old female rider instantly before crashing into trees and flipping the BMW. The 21 year-old driver surnamed Tsai was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.71. Three passengers traveling in the car were hospitalized with minor injuries. The accident happened at 5:36am.

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Hello Kitty Car Lands Wheels Up

The driver of a pink Hello Kitty-themed car was treated for minor injuries after flipping the car in Tainan City, yesterday, Sunday, April 16. At around 1:30pm, the driver of a black car tried to go around a scooter rider who was waiting for a safe time to enter traffic. Video monitors showed the black car obliviously driving into the path of fast-moving traffic. The driver of the cute, pink, Hello Kitty car took evasive action, but lost control and

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Driver Dragged 800 Meters After Being Thrown Out of Car

A man was declared dead at the hospital after being thrown out of the vehicle he was driving. He was then hit by another vehicle and dragged about 800 meters, on the National Highway in Miaoli County sometime after 4:00am this morning. The accident occurred during heavy rainfall. Mr Wu is suspected of not wearing a seatbelt when he lost control of his car and crashed into the center traffic barrier. A car driven by a Ms Huang hit Wu,

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Taiwan Commerce Group Involved in Fatal Bus Accident in Australia

One person was killed and 1 seriously injured after a bus carrying members of World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce (WTCC), rolled over on Australia’s Great Ocean Road, in the state of Victoria at around 5:15pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (7:15pm, Taipei). Liberty Times Network reports that the bus was carrying 28 members of the of the WTCC from many different countries. The passengers were on a 3 day tour after finishing a conference of the WTCC in Melbourne. The Liberty

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Speed, Mechanical Failure Suspects in Schoolgirl Bus Death

Excessive speed and a mechanical fault are chief suspects in an investigation into the death of a junior high school student who fell out of a bus in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District. Around 5:00pm, Thursday evening, a 15 year-old girl lost her balance and fell onto the rear door of the bus. The door opened, and she was crushed by the rear wheels of the vehicle. Initial media reports, based on the testimony of the bus driver, and comments

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1 Dead, 12 Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

[Picture: United Daily News] A driver in New Taipei City’s Hsinchuang District plowed into scooter riders and a pedestrian, leaving 1 dead and 12 injured this evening, Monday, March 6. Police at the scene measured the driver’s blood-alcohol level at 0.59mg/L. The 37 year-old driver, surnamed Tsai told police that his brakes had failed. However, police found that not only was Tsai drunk, he was driving without a license, after having it revoked for drunk driving last year. Tsai, who

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Worst Road Accident in 30 Years: 33 Dead, 11 Injured

[Picture: United Daily News] Firefighters worked through the night to extricate dead and injured passengers after a tour coach overturned on a highway near Taipei at around 9:00pm February 13. The accident marks the worst road accident in Taiwan in 30 years with 33 Dead and 11 injured. The tour group had spent the day visiting Wuling Farm in Ilan County to view cherry blossoms. The bus overturned while negotiating a bend at the Mucha Interchange on Highway 5. Preliminary

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Tour Bus Crash: 28 Dead at the Scene

Picture: UDN. A tour bus carrying 44 passengers lost control on National Highway 5, and crashed over a safety barrier near the Mucha Interchange this evening, February 13, 2017. The death toll so far stands at 28, according to Taiwan media reports. A further 16 injured passengers have been rushed to various hospitals in the area.

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People Pitch-in to Lift Bus off Accident Victim

Fifteen passers-by helped lift a bus to free a man who was stuck under it after the bus smashed into the back of the victim’s SUV in Sanxia, yesterday evening. At around 8:00pm, a couple had just parked their car and were taking their 4 year-old twins out of the back seat, when a bus driver ‘suffering a lapse in concentration’ drove his bus into the back of the vehicle. Thirty-four year-old Ms Wu was thrown onto the sidewalk, while

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Rider lands on Car Roof after Crash

One motorcyclist landed on the roof of the car, and another in a roadside ditch, after a driver smashed into the riders head on while performing an illegal overtake around a blind bend. The driver of the car, Mr Chen, crossed double lines, and was on the wrong side of the road as he was going into the bend. One motorcylist, Mr Wang, ended up on the roof of the car, suffering multiple fractures. His injuries were described as non

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Tour Bus Crash Near Keelung: 8 Injured

Eight passengers suffered slight injuries when a tour bus crashed through a guard rail and slid down a slope off a highway ramp, at Badu, north of Taipei City at around 7:00am this morning, January 7, 2017. Most passengers managed to disembark without assistance through a rear emergency exit. Apple Daily reported that the driver is suspected to have been under the influence of cold medicine. Liberty Times Network reported that the driver lost control during a fit of coughing.

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