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 in front of him.

The driver of the coal truck will be fined NT$165, 000 after it was found that his truck was overloaded and carrying almost double the maximum legal load.

The semi-trailer, with a maximum legal load of 35 tons, was carrying 68 tons of coal, and was slowly and sluggishly accelerating after entering the highway from an entry ramp when the goods truck slammed into the back.

The driver of the goods truck had to be cut out of the mangled wreck of his vehicle. The driver suffered multiple fractures all over his body, chest injuries and head injuries, and was unconscious.

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An overloaded coal truck involved in an accident of the Formosa Freeway this morning. Picture: LTN.
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A driver is trapped in the cabin of his truck after slamming into the back of another truck September 30, 2017. Picture: LTN.

One thought on “Truck Involved in Rear End Accident Showed no Signs of Braking

  • October 1, 2017 at 7:59 am
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    I’d really like to know if the drivers of all of these accidents are wearing seat belts or not. It is a question on my mind in every vehicle injury or death and it saddens me that people in Taiwan don’t seem to be talking about that part of the accidents while caring parents let their kids bop around cars and virtually no one wears a belt in the back seat.

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