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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Spanish tourist dies after scooter hit by truck in Pingtung County

A Spanish woman who entered Taiwan on a tourist visa died after a truck driving on the wrong side of the road hit her scooter in Pingtung County last night, September 4. The 26-year-old woman, who is not named in media reports, was on her way back to a homestay in Manzhou Township when a light truck crossed the double-yellow lines and smashed head-on into her scooter the Fenshuiling section of County Road 200 in Changle Village shortly after 8:30

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Concrete mixer truck plunges 20 meters off elevated expressway

The driver of a concrete mixer truck died after his vehicle plunged around 20 meters off an elevated expressway in Kaohsiung City today, August 16. The truck had just left National Freeway One and was rounding a curve on an elevated exit ramp when it hit the guardrail and toppled over shortly before 11:00 am. The truck landed on the sidewalk on Yugang Road. Fortunately no vehicles or pedestrians were passing by at the time. Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau dispatched

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Truck driver unscathed after flying wheel destroys cabin

The driver of a gravel truck walked away uninjured after a wheel came off a truck traveling in the opposite direction and smashed into his windscreen in Changhua County yesterday, August 10. Mr Jian was traveling in the northbound lanes of the West Coast Expressway at around 11:00 am when a left, rear wheel from a semi-trailer traveling southbound came off the trailer, bounced over the center guardrail, and landed on the passenger side of the gravel truck’s cabin. Fortunately,

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21-year-old police officer critically injured after collision with unlicensed teen scooter rider

The family of a police officer who was critically injured in a high speed collision while responding to an emergency call has agreed to donate his organs and corneas, after doctors declared the patient to have suffered brain death. The 21-year-old police officer, Yang Ting-hao, and two other officers, were riding police scooters with sirens and lights on when a 17-year-old male, also on a scooter, slammed into Yang at high speed at the intersection of Da’an Road and Junying

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Bus crash on Freeway leaves 1 dead, 18 injured in New Taipei City

One person died and 18 were injured after a tour bus slammed into the back of an intercity bus on National Freeway 3 this morning in New Taipei City. According to police preliminary investigations, the driver was not paying attention to traffic conditions in front when it crashed into vehicles backed up in the outer southbound lanes at the Xintai Interchange at around 8:30 am. The tour bus, an intercity bus, a sedan, and a small truck were damaged in

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