2 Migrant Workers Die after Bicycle hit by Car

Two Vietnamese foreign workers died after they were hit by a car while riding an electric bicycle in Taichung City late last night, July 21.

At around 11:00pm, a 30 year-old woman was riding the bicycle carrying a 26 year-old male passenger on Jiahou Road in Houli District. While on a bridge that crosses Freeway 1, they were hit from behind by a car.

A motorist who witnessed the accident pulled over and immediately called 119. Paramedics rushed the couple to hospital but both were declared dead after efforts to resuscitate them failed.

The driver who hit the couple, a 32 year-old man named Chen, told police that he did not see the bicycle. An alcohol breath test showed that Chen had not consumed alcohol before the accident.

Police said that there were no traffic monitors covering the site of the accident, and that they were continuing investigations into the cause of the accident.

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