Driver Causes Paint Spill then Drives Away: 3 Injured

Three scooter riders in Kaohsiung yesterday required hospital treatment after slipping on paint spilled on the road. The driver of the truck who left the scene after the paint spill will be fined for failing to deal with the spill. Four 20 liter buckets of white paint fell off the back of the truck. The driver picked the buckets up and put them on the sidewalk before driving away. The driver told police that he didn’t know how to deal

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Mother Leaves Baby at Scene of Accident: Seeks Medical Attention for Herself

Emergency workers called to the scene of a single-vehicle car accident in Kaohsiung City this morning were shocked to find a 2 month-old baby in a baby carrier/safety seat on the sidewalk, and no sign of the mother or other occupants of the vehicle. The baby was conscious and had no visible trauma, however, at the after an examination at the hospital, it was found that the infant had suffered an intracranial hemorrhage. The baby was later reported to be

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Tour Coach Stuck in Motorcycle Underpass

A tour coach carrying Chinese tourists in Kaohsiung this morning stuck fast against the top of a low-clearance underpass reserved exclusively for motorcycle traffic. At around 9:30am, the coach carrying 16 passengers, described as independent Chinese tourists on their way to Kenting, mistakenly took the motorcycle lane of the freeway underpass in Fengshan District. Although the vehicle was damaged, nobody was hurt and the passengers disembarked themselves. The driver was cagey about what happened. He insisted that his coach was

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Two Collisions Involving Navy Ships in One Day

A navy Keelung-class destroyer collided with a fishing boat in Suao Port this morning, while in the port of Kaohsiung another Keelung-class destroyer was hit by a chemical tanker trying to berth at the port. At the Port of Suao in Ilan County, shortly before 8:00am, navy destroyer DDG-1801 hit a fishing vessel from behind as both were underway. The fishing boat captain, Wang Shingshen (王興盛) accused the warship of traveling too quickly. The fishing boat had a crew of

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Driver in Fatal Bus Crash May Have Been Looking at Phone

Mirror Media alleges that the driver of a bus that crashed in Kaohsiung last week, killing six and injuring 11 may have been looking at, or looking for his phone in the moments before the accident. In an article published today, Mirror quotes an anonymous, informed source who claims to have seen footage recorded by the vehicle’s internal video monitors that shows the bus driver looking and reaching down to his right. The driver’s head was bowed down, the source

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Cops Bust Marijuana Cigar Shop in Kaohsiung

[Cover Picture: United Daily News] Criminal Investigation Bureau officers in Kaohsiung City arrested two men growing cannabis above a cigar shop in Lingya District yesterday, September 13. According to a Liberty Times Network report, the first floor housed the cigar shop, the third floor was used for growing, and the second floor functioned as a lounge where customers could smoke pot. Sixty-one mature plants were confiscated along with the finished product, seeds, equipment used for growing, and a device for

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6 Dead, 11 Injured in Freeway Bus Crash

[Cover Picture: Kaohsiung Fire Bureau] Six passengers were killed, and 11 people injured in a late night bus crash on the National Freeway, Monday, September 11. The Aloha coach departed Kaohsiung at 11:00pm en route to Taipei. At the 348 kilometer mark at 11:46pm, the bus driver is suspected to have braked hard and swerved to avoid a car and then crashed into the central traffic separator. Reports in Chinese language news reports including United Daily News say that many

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12 year-old Dies of Injuries After Driver Plows through Scooters

A 12 year-old boy has died of injuries sustained last Friday when the driver of an SUV smashed into vehicles stopped at a level crossing in Kaohsiung. Thirteen people were reported injured in the accident, but the boy, named Yang, was the only one to sustain serious injuries. At 7:26am Friday, September 1, a woman driving an SUV plowed through scooters stopped at a the level crossing, crashed through the crossing barriers, then continued for another 400 meters before crashing

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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

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Bulk Carrier Aground off Kaohsiung Coast

A 51,208 ton bulk carrier carrying coal bound for a power station in Kaohsiung ran aground yesterday as it approached a docking facility. Attempts to move the vessel at the next high tide failed this morning. The Maritime and Port Bureau said that yesterday at 5:20pm, August 14, they received a report that a vessel had run aground while approached the coal unloading facility at the Xingda Power Station. A strong current is said to have hampered the pilot’s ability

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Woman Decapitated in Kaohsiung

A 52 year-old mentally-ill woman was decapitated by her 54 year old brother on a busy street in Kaohsiung this morning. At around 9:30am, the woman surnamed Lin tried to leave the house. Her brother tried to prevent her leaving and an altercation ensued. United Daily News reported that witnesses said Ms Lin kneeled and begged for forgiveness as Mr Lin wielded the chopper. Ms Lin even kowtowed. But Mr Lin grabbed her by the hair and chopped her neck

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