Bus Driver Killed in Collision on Freeway 1

The driver of an intercity bus died at the scene of an accident on National Highway 1 in Tainan, after plowing into a flatbed semi-trailer that had gone out of control and jack-knifed in wet and slippery road conditions, in the early hours of the morning, January 9. Four people were sent to hospital with what were described as light injuries. The injured included the truck driver, a bus passenger, and two occupants of a car. At approximately 4:12 am,

Read more

Eleven Vehicle Pile-up on Freeway One

Two trucks and nine cars were involved in a pile-up on Freeway 1 at the 36 kilometer mark on the Taishan section at around noon today. Five people were sent to hospital. All five were said to have been conscious and suffering minor injuries. Traffic was limited to passing through the site on the shoulder of the road, causing traffic to back up over 5 kilometers until the scene of the accident was cleared at around 1:30pm. According to preliminary

Read more

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,

Read more

Truck Involved in Rear End Accident Showed no Signs of Braking

The driver of a truck that rear-ended a semi-trailer on the Formosa Freeway this morning is in a coma after sustaining critical injuries. Police say there are no signs of brake marks on the road. The accident happened around 5:00am in the northbound lanes of Freeway #3 at the 142km mark in Miaoli County. Police said it appeared that the 55 year-old driver of the goods truck failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and the coal truck

Read more

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

Read more

Man Thrown from Truck: Stands up and Walks Away.

Tainan: A man miraculously survived a high speed crash on a freeway today. The truck involved ¬†tipped over, losing it’s load along with the passenger, before righting itself and landing back on its wheels. A video of the incident shows the truck’s load of trees and dirt strewn over the road when suddenly a man stands up from the debris, and walks to the side of the road to recover. The small truck was behind a tanker-trailer, when he decided

Read more