A car was crushed by a train when it was struck at a level crossing, then jammed between the train and a building. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.
The driver failed to notice the flashing lights, crossing bell, or the oncoming train as he negotiated the crossing. The driver of the train, which was carrying over 100 passengers applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time to avoid the collision. Fortunately, as the train was approaching a station and preparing to stop, it was only traveling at between 12 and 15 kph.
The incident occurred on the Ali Shan Forest Line which is a narrow gauge line that carries tourists between Chiayi City and Mount Ali in Chiayi County.
Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding or support. If you like what you have just read, please show your support by liking or following on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribing to Taiwan English News to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, or comment below.