Tesla breaks in half, catches fire after plunging off freeway bridge

One man died, and another was injured, after the driver of a Tesla lost control of his vehicle, smashed through a guardrail, and plunged 6.5 meters off a bridge in Yunlin County, yesterday, June 6. Yunlin County Fire Department received reports of an accident in the southbound lanes of Highway 1 in Huwei Township at 9:12 pm. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident to find the white tesla broken into two pieces, with the front section on fire.

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Minor collision turns to tragedy after truck plows into crashed vehicles

Two drivers who got out of their vehicles after a collision on Highway 1 died, and a passenger was injured, after a semi-trailer crashed into them in Changhua County early this morning, April 24. The Changhua County Fire Department received reports that vehicles were on fire after a collision at the 213-kilometer mark in the northbound lanes on National Highway 1 in Xihu Township at around 3:00 am. Nine vehicles and 19 personnel were dispatched to the scene of the

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Driver charged after girlfriend jumps out of moving car and dies

A man has been charged with negligent homicide after his girlfriend jumped out of his moving car and died in Taoyuan City two days ago. According to reports, the 49-year-old woman, named Zeng, and her 47-year-old boyfriend, named Song, left a party in the early hours of the morning April 15. While driving on Wenlin Road in Guanyin District, the couple had an argument over “trivial matters.” Zeng then opened the car door and jumped out. Video footage of the

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Bus accident leaves one dead, 14 injured in Kaohsiung City

One man died at the scene, and 14 people were injured, after a bus crashed into the roof of an underpass designed exclusively for motorcycles in Kaohsiung City yesterday, March 20. According to reports, at around 8:25 pm Wednesday, the 56-year-old driver named Deng (鄧) drove a double-deck tour bus in the motorcycle lane of a freeway underpass on Shuiguan Road in Renwu District, apparently ignoring height limit warning signs. Deng, sitting in the lower deck driver compartment, drove the

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Family of 3 killed in horrific freeway crash

Three people died and one was seriously injured after a car overturned, causing an accident involving four vehicles, on National Highway 1 in Nantou County, yesterday, Monday, December 18. Nantou County Fire Department responded to reports of an accident at the 246.9 kilometer mark in the northbound lanes in Zhushan Township at around 10:30 pm. First responders found the body of a woman named Hsieh on the road. Hsieh was obviously dead after being thrown out of the car and

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Indonesian pro surfer dead after motorcycle accident on Taiwan’s east coast

An Indonesian man visiting Taiwan to compete in an international surfing competition was declared dead at the hospital, after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on the coastal highway in Taitung County last night, November 10. Police and Fire Department paramedics responded to reports of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 11 in Donghe Township shortly after midnight, Friday. The 24-year-old Indonesian national, Febriansyah was found seriously injured after crashing into a tree while riding a motor scooter. Febriansyah was

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5 passengers injured in fatal bus crash still in intensive care: bus driver charged with negligent homicide

Five passengers from a group of 39 who were injured, one fatally, when a bus overturned in Yilan County yesterday, remain in a critical condition, and the bus driver has been charged with negligent homicide following a preliminary investigation into the crash. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board investigated the scene of the crash yesterday evening, and again this morning. Investigators recorded marks and scratches on the road surface that extended more than 100 meters, along with impact-damaged guardrails

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Tour bus overturns on mountain road: 1 dead, 38 injured

One person died, and 38 were injured after a tour bus overturned on a mountain road in Yilan County, Sunday afternoon, October 5. The Yilan County Fire Department dispatched personnel and equipment from eight fire stations following reports of a bus crashing and overturning at the 5.3 kilometer mark of the Taiping Mountain Access Road at 3:17 pm. According to reports, there were 42 people aboard the bus, which was carrying a group of environmental volunteers from Bade District, Taoyuan

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Beer spillage causes serious traffic jam for morning commuters in Keelung City

Commuters trying to get to work or school were stuck in a serious traffic jam this morning, after a load of more than 500 boxes of Taiwan beer fell off a truck in Keelung City’s Anle District. According to reports, the accident happened at around 6:30 am on Jijin Road near the Highway 3 Jijin Freeway Interchange. Thousands of people attempting to get to downtown Keelung, or to Taipei via the freeway, were affected. The Keelung City Environmental Protection Bureau

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Gravel truck plows into vehicles stopped for ambulance in tunnel, leaving 1 dead, 11 injured

One man died and 11 people were injured after gravel truck plowed into stationary vehicles in a tunnel in Yilan County, causing a pile-up of 16 vehicles, including 5 trucks, 10 cars, and one motorcycle, today, Tuesday, October 24. Emergency services received reports of a serious multi-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of the Xin’ao Tunnel on the Suhua Highway (Highway 9) in Nan’ao Township at 1:40 pm. The Yilan County Fire Department dispatched teams from fire stations in Su’ao,

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Bus driver considered a serious criminal suspect following investigation into fatal crash

Prosecutors applied to the court this morning to keep a bus driver in detention, as they considered him a “serious criminal suspect” for his involvement in a crash that killed 4 and injured 22 people on a freeway in Yunlin County yesterday, Saturday, October 21. The 63-year-old driver, named Chen, is expected to be formally charged with offenses including professional negligence causing death later today, after a forensic examination of the bodies of the deceased is completed. Witness testimony, Chen’s

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