1 killed, 2 injured by runaway truck wheel on freeway

One person died, and two were injured after a wheel came off a truck and bounced over the center guardrail into oncoming traffic on National Freeway 1 in Kaohsiung City this morning, February 27. At around 8:00 am, two wheels came off a semitrailer traveling northbound at the 364 kilometer mark. One wheel remained in the northbound lanes, while the other bounced over the center guardrail, and hit a car traveling in the fast lane southbound. In the car were

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2 dead, 8 injured in 20 vehicle crash on West Coast Expressway

Two people died and eight were injured after a multivehicle pile-up involving six trucks and 14 cars on the West Coast Expressway, this morning, Sunday, February 21. The crash occurred on the Yunjia Bridge at the boundary of Yunlin and Chiayi counties at 7:30 am. One person was obviously dead at the scene of the accident, and was not sent to hospital. Another was without vital signs, and was declared dead at the hospital. Eight people were described as being

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Six youths killed in Single-vehicle accident in Tainan City

Six people aged 16 to 22 died after an unlicensed driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed at high speed in Tainan City last night, February 1. At 11:55 pm, the overloaded car was crossing a bridge on Taijiang Avenue when it is suspected of going airborne after hitting a slight hump caused by an expansion joint on the bridge. The car then crashed into a factory gatehouse. Traveling in the car were three young couples: the driver Wang

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Driver in fatal bus crash charged, released on bail: suspected of speeding

The driver of a tour bus that crashed yesterday, leaving one dead, and 20 injured, was charged with professional negligence causing death, and professional negligence causing injury, and released on bail with a surety of NT$50,000 today, December 1. See previous article: One dead, 20 injured after bus crash on mountain road Investigators say that a preliminary investigation points to speed as being the likely cause of the crash. Liberty Times reported that the evidence gathered so far contradicts the

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One dead, 20 injured after bus crashes on mountain road

One man died, and twenty people were injured, after a bus crashed on a downhill section of road in a mountain district of Nantou County today, November 30. The 23 seater bus was carrying tourists from Kaohsiung City when it crashed near Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area in Ren’ai Township at around 12:30 pm. According to the 51-year-old driver, named Lin, the brakes on the bus failed, and as it gathered speed on the windy downhill section, Lin attempted to

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14 people injured in Keelung City bus crash

Fourteen people were injured, none seriously, after suspected brake failure led to a bus crash in Keelung City this evening, October 27. Bus driver, Mr Wu, said that the brakes failed as he approached the three-way intersection of Zhongzheng Road, Xiangfeng Street, and Fengren Street, at 5:45 pm. The route 103 bus traveling between Badouzi and Keelung City downtown crashed into 10 scooter riders, knocked down road signs, hit a utility pole, then crashed into a light truck, leaving a

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Small truck gets stuck in big truck and hitches a ride on freeway

A light truck crashed into the back of a gravel truck on National Freeway 3 today, and was dragged for around one kilometer. The small truck, driven by a 58-year-old man named Liu smashed into the back of the semi-trailer at the 45 kilometer southbound mark. The driver of the gravel-truck, Mr Hsiao, did not feel the impact, and continued to drive along the freeway oblivious to the fact that he had a hitchhiker attached to the back of his

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Hydrogen tanker crashes and explodes on freeway in Changhua City

A hydrogen tanker crashed on an elevated section of National Freeway 3 in Changhua City, killing the driver, and causing a massive explosion after the tank unit plunged more than 20 meters onto a road below. At around 12:20 am, the southbound tanker crashed into the guardrail on a ring ramp leading to Freeway 1 at the Changhua System interchange. The impact of the crash caused the tank unit to separate from the chassis of the vehicle. The tank unit

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One dead, one injured after bus mounts sidewalk in Taipei City

One man died, and an on-duty police officer was injured after a bus driver dozed off and crashed onto a sidewalk in Neihu District, Taipei City, this evening, September 21. The Sanchung Bus Company operated Blue 26 bus suddenly mounted the sidewalk on Neihu Road at around 8:00 pm, skidding to a stop after around 50 meters. The bus knocked down a 54-year-old man who lost vital signs at the scene of the accident, and was later pronounced dead at

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Gravel truck crash flattens car: family survive with minor injuries

A family of three were taken to hospital with only “minor physical contusions” after a driver lost control of his gravel truck in wet road conditions and crashed into their SUV in New Taipei City today, Sunday, September 20. A 44-year-old man named Chen, his 39-year-old wife, and their 13-year-old son were left trapped in the severely deformed vehicle after the skidding gravel truck, driven by a 52-year-old man named Lee, slammed into them on Provincial Highway 64 at around

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Man involved in two hit-and-runs before smashing into taxi, killing driver and passenger

A man in Kaohsiung City hit two motorcycle riders in succession, and kept driving until he rear-ended a taxi, killing two people last night, Monday, September 8. Mr Shen, 43, driving a black sedan on Yanhai 1st Road in Xiaogang District, first hit a heavy motorcycle ridden by a 41-year-old man named Liao. Shen didn’t stop at the scene of the accident. Around one minute later, Shen hit a scooter ridden by a man named Chen at the intersection of

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