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 car’s airbag had been deployed but there was no sign of the driver.

On tracing the license plate number, police found the car belonged to a man with previous convictions for drugs and firearms offenses.

Police arrested a 35 year-old man named Yang at around 9:00am this morning. Mr Yang showed no remorse for his crime and was found in possession of a large quantity of amphetamines.

Yang was seen on video angrily remonstrating with the family of the victim at a police station after his arrest. “Why shouldn’t I run away,” he shouted. “I was bleeding, so can’t I go and see a doctor?” he demanded.

badly damaged scooter after hit and run accident in Kaohsiung
Badly damaged scooter after hit and run accident in Kaohsiung City. Picture: Liberty Times Network.
driver arrested after hit and run
Mr Yang defended his right to leave the scene of the accident. “I was bleeding,” He said. Picture: United Daily News.
packs of amphetamines
Packs of amphetamines found on suspected drug-driver who fled the scene of an accident, August 30, 2017. Picture: United Daily News.

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