4 Killed After Tour Bus Smashes into Car

Four occupants of a small sedan were killed after a tour bus smashed into the car on Freeway 3 in Kaohsiung this morning. Nobody on the tour bus was reported injured. The accident happened at 8:42am in the southbound lanes at Yanchao Interchange. Of the 4 people cut out of the mangled wreck of the car, 3 had no vital signs at the scene of the accident, and one later died at the hospital. The driver of the car was

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Man in Coma After Jumping Out of Moving Car

A man jumped out of a moving vehicle in Hsinchu County yesterday, resulting in a severe head injury and inter-cranial bleeding. The 38 year-old man named Chen, jumped out of the backseat after having a fight with his girlfriend, who was driving. Ms Gao, also 38, kept driving after Chen jumped, and has been charged by police for leaving the scene of an accident. Gao, who was distraught when told of the seriousness of Chen’s injuries, told police she thought

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2 Dead in Single Vehicle Crash

A taxi driver and his son are dead after the driver lost control of his car at high speed on a highway offramp in Ilan County last night. Mr Lee, 56 and his 23 year old son were returning home to Ilan from Taipei City at around midnight when the accident occurred near the Ilan Interchange on Highway 5. The taxi appears to have hit a concrete traffic separator at the top of an off-ramp before flipping and rolling. Firefighters

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Hello Kitty Car Lands Wheels Up

The driver of a pink Hello Kitty-themed car was treated for minor injuries after flipping the car in Tainan City, yesterday, Sunday, April 16. At around 1:30pm, the driver of a black car tried to go around a scooter rider who was waiting for a safe time to enter traffic. Video monitors showed the black car obliviously driving into the path of fast-moving traffic. The driver of the cute, pink, Hello Kitty car took evasive action, but lost control and

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Driver Dragged 800 Meters After Being Thrown Out of Car

A man was declared dead at the hospital after being thrown out of the vehicle he was driving. He was then hit by another vehicle and dragged about 800 meters, on the National Highway in Miaoli County sometime after 4:00am this morning. The accident occurred during heavy rainfall. Mr Wu is suspected of not wearing a seatbelt when he lost control of his car and crashed into the center traffic barrier. A car driven by a Ms Huang hit Wu,

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Canadian Hit by Car in October Dies

A Canadian man who was hit by a car in Taichung, October 1, has died in a Calgary hospital, after returning to Canada by medevac last month. John Kelly, 31, passed away December 14, after his family made the decision to let him go peacefully. Doctors had told the family that Mr Kelly had extensive damage to his brain-stem and that there was no chance of recovery. Kelly had been teaching English in Taichung in order to be closer to

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Two Cyclists Killed by Drunk Taxi Driver in Hualian

Two cyclists died this morning when a taxi driver drove down the wrong side of the road and hit them at high speed on the Su-Hua Highway in Hualian County. Witnesses of the accident frantically tried to revive the men, aged 50 and 26, using CPR until ambulances reached the scene, but both men were pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital. The taxi driver was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.76.

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American Professor Killed in Traffic Accident

An American psychology professor died on July 10 after being hit by a bus while crossing a road in Taipei. University of California, Santa Cruz Professor of Psychology Bruce Bridgeman was visiting Taiwan to give a lecture at Taipei Medical University. Professor Bridgeman was hit by the bus around 10:00am while crossing Ren-ai Road at the intersection of Fuhsing Road. He was rushed to the nearby Ren-ai Hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival. He had been scheduled to deliver a

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Lover’s Quarrel Leads to Freeway Havoc: 1 Dead, 8 Injured

A man arguing with his girlfriend pulled the handbrake while they were traveling at over 90 km/h on the freeway south of Tainan City yesterday. A taxi carrying 6 passengers managed to stop before hitting the first car, but was slammed by a truck traveling behind it. One of the passengers died and 8 people were injured in the accident, including 5 seriously. The 43 year old woman was driving the car and returning to Kaohsiung with her 29  year

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Wet Weather Causes a Spate of Accidents

Wet weather across Taiwan this week has resulted in many traffic accidents. Yesterday, Saturday August 29, a two-vehicle collision on the national highway at Chiayi led to further collisions as other drivers failed to brake on time on the slippery road. A total of 6 vehicles were damaged, and 8 people were injured. Firefighters were dealing with the first collision when a pile-up of four cars occurred about 100 meters behind them. The 8 injured were ferried to three different

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Muddle-Headed Motorist Forgets to Use Handbrake: Driverless Car Ploughs into Traffic

Taipei (Hsintien District): A driver-less car rolled down a steep slope across a busy street, smashing into three scooter riders and a car. The driver parked the car and got out without applying the handbrake. A few seconds later he heard the sound of the crash, and turned his head to see his car amid a scene of chaos and destruction. Nobody was seriously injured in the accident.     Sources: CTi, TTV

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