10-vehicle expressway pile-up leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in New Taipei City

One man died, and two people suffered minor injuries after 10 vehicles were involved in a crash on Provincial Highway 64 in New Taipei City this morning, July 14.

Police and fire fighters responded to reports of the pile-up at around 10:45 am in the westbound lanes at the Bali Interchange ramp. According to reports, two gravel trucks, 5 other trucks, and three passenger vehicles were involved in the crash.

Two people suffered minor injuries. A man named Hsu suffered a slight neck injury and was treated at Tamsui Mackay Memorial Hospital. Another man declined further medical assistance after being given first aid at the scene.

A 37-year-old man named Hu was trapped for more than two hours in the mangled wreck of his light truck. Hu was extracted from the vehicle shortly after 1:00 pm, and was rushed to hospital, but later pronounced dead.

The pile-up blocked both westbound lanes of the expressway, causing a traffic jam that backed up for more than three kilometers.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

At least 10 cars piled up in crash on expressway 64 in New Taipei City
Picture: New Taipei City Fire Bureau.
10 vehicle pile-up on expressway 64 in New Taipei City, July 14, 2021

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