10-vehicle expressway pile-up leaves 1 dead, 2 injured in New Taipei City

One man died, and two people suffered minor injuries after 10 vehicles were involved in a crash on Provincial Highway 64 in New Taipei City this morning, July 14. Police and fire fighters responded to reports of the pile-up at around 10:45 am in the westbound lanes at the Bali Interchange ramp. According to reports, two gravel trucks, 5 other trucks, and three passenger vehicles were involved in the crash. Two people suffered minor injuries. A man named Hsu suffered

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Tesla fire in Tainan City took 20 tons of water, 1 hour to extinguish

Firefighters in Tainan City used an estimated 20 tons of water to fight a fire after a Tesla electric car caught fire following a crash in Tainan City last week, according to the Tainan City Fire Bureau. Captain Chiu Yuan-ming (邱淵明) said that normally around three tons of water is required to extinguish an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle fire. However, much more water is required to extinguish an electric vehicle fire. According to the traffic police investigation, the 43-year-old

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Drunk driver runs red, injures 4 on pedestrian crossing

Four people were injured, two seriously, after a driver ran a red light and plowed into pedestrians crossing the road outside the Jingan Metro Station in New Taipei City’s Zhonghe District this evening, July 1. According to SETN, a 51-year-old male named Huang, driving a Mitsubishi sedan, hit one man and four women on the zebra crossing at around 7:30 pm. Huang was tested for alcohol and found to have a BrAC of 0.89 mg/l, more than three times the

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Two killed three injured on freeway after driver stops in fast lane due to flat tire

Two people died and three were injured after a driver stopped their car in the fast lane on National Highway 1 in Changhua County yesterday, June 27, resulting in a three-vehicle collision. At around 10:20 pm yesterday evening, a driver named Hsieh with three passengers in a small sedan, was driving in the northbound lanes when one of the tires on her car suddenly burst at the 196 kilometer mark. Hsieh quickly stopped the car in the inner lane. A

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Lamborghini driver crashes, flees, and sends a woman to act as fall guy

The driver of a Lamborghini Huracan fled the scene of an accident on an expressway in New Taipei City, and sent a woman to pretend she was the driver this morning, June 7. Police and firefighters received reports of a crashed sports car on the Banqiao Minsheng Road exit of Provincial Highway 64 shortly after 4:00 am to find an abandoned Lamborghini Huracan V10 Coupe that had crashed into a traffic divider. The front of the car was damaged, and

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3 dead after two cars collide and burst into flames in Tainan City

Firefighters found the remains of three people after extinguishing fires that consumed two cars after a collision in Tainan City early this morning, June 3. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Tiajiang Boulevard and Haidian Road at 4:10 am to find two cars consumed by flames. One vehicle was a McLaren 570S sports car, and the other a Mazda SUV. The driver of the McLaren is believed to be a 29-year-old man

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17-year-old, unlicensed driver dead after hitting water on road, losing control of vehicle in Changhua County

A 17-year-old male died after losing control of his vehicle, slamming into a brick wall and a utility pole, and overturning during a heavy downpour in Changhua County this morning, Sunday, May 30. The Taoyuan City resident, named Lee, had driven to Xihu Township in Changhua County to visit friends early this morning. According to witnesses, and traffic monitor footage, the driver lost control of his vehicle when it hit water that had accumulated to a depth of around 30

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Burned corpse of driver found in car after crash and fire in Taichung City

Firefighters found the burned corpse of a driver after extinguishing a fire that consumed a car after a crash in in Taichung City this morning, May 27. The Taichung City Fire Department received reports that a car was ablaze after crashing through a fence in a dead end street in Daya District at around 9:30 am. Two fire trucks, an ambulance, and five personnel were dispatched to the scene of the blaze in Fenglin Street. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters

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2 men killed in high-speed single-vehicle crash in Taichung City

Two men were cut out of the mangled wreck of a vehicle without vital signs and were later declared dead at the hospital, after a single vehicle accident in Taichung City this afternoon, Sunday, May 16. The 43-year-old driver, named Wu, is suspected to have lost control of his vehicle at high speed while negotiating a curve on Dafeng Road, in Dali District, slamming into a tree on the central traffic separator. The Toyota SUV was left wrapped around the

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High school student dead after being hit by bus on pedestrian crossing

A 16-year-old girl died after being hit by a bus on a pedestrian crossing in front of her school in Taichung City this morning, April 30. According to reports, at around 7:50 am, a group of students had started to cross the road at the entrance of Jiayang High School with a green walk signal, when a speeding bus approaching showed no sign of slowing down. Most of the students managed to flee back to safety, but a first-year female

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SUV hits freeway maintenance truck at full speed: driver and passenger pulled out before car bursts into flames

Three people were injured after a Mercedes Benz SUV suspected of being in driver-assist mode hit a road maintenance vehicle without braking on National Freeway 3 today, April 13. At around 11:00 am the Mercedes Benz hit the slow-moving road cleaning team vehicle in the outer lane at the 195.5 kilometer mark in Changhua County, spinning 360 degrees before coming to a stop. Drivers in cars behind the crashed vehicle slammed on their brakes, and dodged the Mercedes, which was

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