1 dead, 1 seriously injured after speeding car slams into military truck

One man died and another was seriously injured after a civilian car crashed into the back of an army truck on combat readiness exercises in Taichung City this morning, February 24.

Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report of a serious traffic accident on Huanhe Road in Dali District at 4:52 am. Two ambulances and two fire trucks were dispatched to the scene of the crash.

Firefighters found two men who had been thrown out of a white Ford sedan after slamming into the back of a military truck at high speed. A 24-year-old man, named Huang, was obviously dead and was not sent to the hospital. Another man, named Hsu, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

No military personnel were injured in the accident.

According to the police investigation so far, blood tests taken on the injured man showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.79 mg/l, exceeding the legal driving limit of 0.15 mg/l. The driver of the army truck was not affected by alcohol. A blood alcohol test on the deceased is pending, and it is not yet known which of the two men was driving at the time of the accident.

wreck of car after crashing into army truck
man inspecting damage to army truck

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