1 dead, 1 seriously injured after speeding car slams into military truck

One man died and another was seriously injured after a civilian car crashed into the back of an army truck on combat readiness exercises in Taichung City this morning, February 24. Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report of a serious traffic accident on Huanhe Road in Dali District at 4:52 am. Two ambulances and two fire trucks were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Firefighters found two men who had been thrown out of a white Ford sedan

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Driver involved in accident too drunk for breath test

A driver who crashed into motor scooters, injuring two people in Kaohsiung City today, was too drunk to perform an alcohol breath test, and had to be sent to hospital for a blood test instead. At around 3:00 pm, the 57-year-old man, named Shih, crashed head-on into three motor scooters waiting at a red light at the intersection of Benguan Road and Jinding Road. Two of the scooter riders were injured and sent to hospital. The most seriously injured suffered

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Single-vehicle crash on east coast highway leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

Three people died and two were injured in a single-vehicle high-speed crash on the Xincheng section of Highway 9 in Hualien County this morning, February 19. According to reports, a car carrying 5 people went out of control while overtaking a gravel truck and slammed into a tree at high speed at around 10:00 am. Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to cut the occupants out of the mangled wreck of the vehicle. Three people lost vital signs at the scene

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Testing of made in Taiwan armored vehicle vs European cars continues: Last week a Volvo, this week a Škoda

A Taiwan army CM-33 “Clouded Leopard” armored vehicle had a minor collision with a Škoda Fabia during urban combat drills in New Taipei City today, just six days after a similar incident in Taoyuan City. At around 2:00 pm, the 8-wheeled, 22-tonne domestically-produced CM-33 driven by a 24-year-old army sergeant from the Guandu Division, hit the rear of the Czech-made supermini car in front of the Zhuwei MRT Station in Tamsui District. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the accident, and

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Sulfuric acid tanker rolls over on freeway exit

The driver of a chemical tanker was slightly injured, but fortunately no sulfuric acid leaked, after the truck rolled over on an exit of National Highway 3 in Miaoli County today, February 15. The Miaoli County Fire Department received reports that a tanker truck carrying sulfuric acid had overturned in the northbound exit lanes at the Zhunan Township interchange at 12:32 pm, and that an unknown liquid was leaking onto the road. Firefighters arrived to find that the liquid was

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Bus plows into vehicles, house after driver loses control on east coast highway

Fortunately nobody was injured when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into vehicles and a building in Changbin Township, Taitung County this morning, February 13. The bus traveling southbound from Hualien City to Chenggong Township via the scenic coastal Highway 11, was carrying just one passenger when it crashed into a scooter, two light trucks, and a cultivator before hitting a house and shop at 7:50 am. Police breath tested the 52-year-old driver and found he

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Armored vehicle collides with “Swedish tank” during urban combat drill in Taoyuan City

An army armored vehicle collided with a civilian car while on combat exercises in Taoyuan City this morning, badly damaging the Volvo sedan, but fortunately nobody was injured in the accident. According to reports in United Daily News, and Liberty Times, the eight-wheel, 22-ton, CM-33 “Clouded Leopard” was engaged in a combat readiness and reconnaissance drill in Luzhu District this morning when it side-swiped a Volvo V40 sedan driven by a 30-year-old man, named Huang, on Nanqing Road at around

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Road fatalities in Taiwan exceeded that of Japan’s last year: Basic traffic safety law proposed

A group of legislators from the opposition KMT party is calling for the establishment of a basic traffic safety law in order to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents, after statistics showed that Taiwan’s traffic accident death toll exceeds that of Japan – a neighboring country with a population more than five times that of Taiwan. Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) representative Yeh Yu-Lan (葉毓蘭) told Taiwan’s Central News Agency that the number of traffic fatalities in Taiwan in 2020

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Driver goes wrong way on elevated expressway: motorcyclist plunges to his death

A driver accidentally drove on an elevated expressway in the wrong direction, causing an accident that sent a motorcyclist plunging more than 20 meters to the ground in Taipei City late last night, January 25. According to reports, a 41-year-old woman, named Wu, was following instructions from a GPS navigation system when she crossed double-yellow lines on Huandong Boulevard in Neihu District, and drove onto an elevated section of road into oncoming traffic lanes. Dashcam footage from Wu’s car showed

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