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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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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American Teacher Dies After being Hit and Run Over

An American cram school teacher died in Hsinchu yesterday January 30, after being knocked over by a scooter and run over by three vehicles. According to police and media reports, Kane Renner, 32 was walking home around 4AM Saturday morning after having drinks with friends. While walking on the side of the road he was hit from behind by a scooter which sent him flying into the center of the road. It was dark and raining at the time. Poor

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