Two separate bus accidents on Taiwan’s east coast occurred just 11 minutes apart: 21 injured

A bus driver in Hualien County was seriously injured, and 19 passengers on a bus in Yilan County suffered minor injuries, in two separate bus accidents that occurred just 11 minutes apart this afternoon, Wednesday, October 4. In Yilan County, a tour bus traveling from Hualien City to Taoyuan rear-ended another coach in the northbound lanes at the exit of the Su’ao Tunnel on Provincial Highway 9 at 3:19 pm. Nineteen passengers on the rear bus suffered cuts and bruises

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Suspect in fatal hit and run case found dead of apparent suicide after fleeing the scene of the accident

A driver who allegedly fled from the scene of a fatal accident in Taoyuan City yesterday, was found dead in Yilan County last night, suspected of having committed suicide. Police began an investigation into a fatal hit and run case after a woman was found without vital signs beside her badly-damaged motor scooter in the middle of an intersection in Dayuan District. The 23-year-old woman, named Liang, was rushed to hospital, but declared dead after arrival. Police investigators accessed traffic

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Drunk driver slightly injured after crashing into east coast express train

A man driving while over the legal alcohol limit crashed into an express train on a level crossing in Hualien County this morning, but fortunately nobody on board the train was injured. According to reports, the Taroko Express train #401 bound for Taipei from Taitung City was passing through a level crossing in Xiulin Township at 6:44 am when a white sedan crashed into the third and fourth cars of the train. The driver of the car, named Lin, suffered

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2 men escape sinking car and run away after crashing into fishing port

Two men suspected to be undocumented migrant workers escaped from a sinking car and ran away after driving the car at high speed into Nanliao Fishing Port in Hsinchu City on Friday night. Police and firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into the water at the port at 8:22 pm, June 30. Witnesses at the scene said that two men escaped from the driver’s window immediately following the crash. The men were reported to have swum to shore

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Two freeway maintenance workers dead after trailer truck slams into work vehicle

Two road maintenance workers died at the scene of the accident after a B-double semi-trailer slammed into their vehicle parked on the shoulder of National Highway 3 in Miaoli County this morning, Monday, June 19. According to reports, the two men, one aged in his 30s, and the other in his 60s, were about to start mowing and weed removal beside the freeway at the 140.7 kilometer north mark in Tonxiao Township when a truck veered into the road shoulder

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Organizers of illegal scooter race charged after crash leaves 2 dead, 3 injured

Two men have been charged, and another 16 are being interrogated, after a police investigation into a scooter crash that left two people dead and three injured in Pingtung County, Sunday. Police in Ligang Township received reports of a traffic accident on a rural road in Gaoshu Township at around 4:00 pm, June 4. Four scooters were involved in the accident. A 43-year-old man, named Dong, and a 19-year-old man, named Liao, died as a result of injuries sustained in

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3 dead: Driver who caused horrific high-speed crash the only survivor

Three people died after a speeding driver slammed into the back of a car then careered head-on into another vehicle in Yilan County this morning, June 6. According to reports, a 62-year-old man, named Wu, was driving a Volvo sedan at high speed when he crashed into the back of a Mitsubishi minivan driven by a 42-year-old woman named Zhong at the intersection of Zhenan Road and Xibin Road in Wujie Township at around 7:40 am. Wu’s vehicle then crashed

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Scooter rider runs for his life as gravel truck almost runs over him

A man riding a motor scooter in Taoyuan City abandoned his vehicle and ran for his life after he found himself in the blind spot of an articulated dump truck making a U-turn, yesterday, May 30. In surveillance camera footage that quickly went viral on Taiwanese social media sites, the middle-aged man is seen pulling out of a gas station on Yongchang Road in Daxi District, intending to go left. The scooter rider stops and gives way when a tractor-trailer

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Fast and Furious: Off-duty cop suspected of forcing driver to crash in road rage incident

An off-duty police officer is under investigation for multiple charges, including attempted homicide, after he allegedly chased a motorist, bumping into his car several times, before apparently using a PIT maneuver to cause the driver to lose control and crash in Nantou County yesterday, May 21. According to the police investigation so far, the police officer, named Chiou, from Changhua County, was driving on a mountain road in Mingjian Township, Nantou County, when he alleges that a vehicle coming from

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2 killed, Tesla disintegrates in high-speed drunk driving crash on Taichung City expressway

A driver with a blood alcohol level almost three times over the legal limit was one of two men who died at the scene of the accident after a Tesla slammed into a concrete Jersey barrier on an expressway in Taichung City early Sunday morning, May 7. Taichung City Fire Bureau responded to reports of the crash at an offramp of Expressway 74 in Xitun District at 5:48 am. Firefighters and paramedics found the vehicle had completely disintegrated due to

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