Canadian Dies in Motorcycle Accident: Czech Passenger Injured

[Picture: Liberty Times Network]

A Canadian man was pronounced dead at Saint Mark’s Hospital, February 24, after a scooter accident in Chuchi(Jhuci) township, Chiayi County. A female Czech national passenger was injured, but conscious, after the motorcycle left the road and plunged into a rice paddy.

According to United Daily News, the deceased was identified as a 23 year-old student attending National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, with the Chinese name 杜蘭佛. The 20 year-old passenger suffered cuts and bruises and is described as not seriously injured.

The United Daily News report described the location of the accident as “quite remote” and unlit. The accident happened at around 6:00pm. The students were riding a rented motorcycle.

Scooter in rice paddy after accident
A scooter is seen in a rice paddy in Chiayi County, Taiwan, after a fatal accident that saw one dead, and one injured. Photo: Liberty Times Network.
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4 thoughts on “Canadian Dies in Motorcycle Accident: Czech Passenger Injured

  • February 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I was the closest friend of the deceased. Could you send the Czech girl who was with him my contact info please? I just want to know exactly how he died to clear my mind. She can send me an email at

  • February 28, 2017 at 2:21 am

    My son Patrick Dupuis -Dufresne was 22 years old. The passenger is in critical condition in a coma at the hospital. We , Patrick’s parents have been given the exact news by his classmates in Taipei.

    The Canadian, Quebec police told us on the 24th that it was a car crash.
    The Canadian, Ottawa consulate have difficulties getting the correct information.

    The Taiwan police now want an autopsy on Patrick’s body and we his parents are waiting for the Canadian government to make it safe to go there and return if charges are somehow pinned on our son. We want to bring him home.

    The Polyteque University of Montreal have steered us to the Ottawa consulate but the consulate are misinformed or not informed.

    His mother,
    Patricia Dupuis

    • February 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      I’m sorry for your tragic loss. I sourced this story from two Chinese language media sources on the night it happened. I’m sorry there was so little information available. I’ve been on vacation the last few days, but if I find any more information published in the Chinese language news, I will update it here and let you know.

  • March 4, 2017 at 11:54 am

    What is the Czech girl name? I am very worried.


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