Under-aged, Unlicensed Teen Killed in Scooter Accident, Another Seriously Injured

A 14 year-old boy died and a 13 year-old is in a critical condition after the two boys crashed a scooter on a mountain road in Taichung yesterday. Neither boy was wearing a helmet. Three junior high students were enjoying the day at an uncle’s fishing pond when they decided to buy some fireworks rockets. Two of the boys took the uncle’s unlicensed scooter to go to a grocery store, while a third boy rode a bicycle and followed. On

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Car Plows into Scooters: 5 Injured

Update: A 72 year-old woman among the injured has died, and an 83 year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide. A car plowed into a group of stationary scooter riders waiting at a red light in Kaohsiung today, knocking down vehicles and riders like bowling pins and resulting in injuries to five people. At 5:30pm this evening, seven scooters were stopped at a red light at an intersection in Renwu Township, when the car careered into them from behind.

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Drunk Driver Causes Serious Accident: Tries to Pin it on Her Son

A woman in Taichung hit a scooter rider at high speed, causing serious injuries, then called her son to come help her. When police arrived, she told them her son had been driving, and had left the scene of the accident. Police were suspicious of her story. The woman reeked of alcohol and had bruises on her face. A short time later, her son arrived and denied he was the driver at the time of the accident. The woman, who had a

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Man Dragged Under Taxi

A scooter rider in Taipei City is fortunate to have survived an accident after he was thrown off his bike and run over by a taxi. The man came to grief after a motorist who had just parked his car opened the driver’s side door without looking, an action that causes more than 3000 accidents in Taiwan every year. The scooter hit the door, causing the rider to fall into the traffic. A taxi following close behind ran over the man, who

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Scooter Meets Concrete Barrier

This scooter rider was going downhill on a mountain road in Taoyuan’s Daxi district when he overtook a car as they were approaching a bend in the road. He entered the corner too fast and hit the end of a concrete barrier. There is no information about what happened to the poor guy but if any info comes out I’ll make an update.

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