Driver who plunged to his death from elevated freeway suspected of not wearing a seat belt

A driver was found dead after flying out of his crashed vehicle, and falling from an elevated section of National Freeway 3, today, October 27.

Emergency services received reports of a single-vehicle traffic accident at the 387.5 kilometer mark on Freeway 3 near Kaohsiung City at around 7:30am this morning.

Officers from the Highway Police Bureau who arrived at the scene found an unoccupied small blue truck crashed against the outer guardrail. The officers spotted the driver in scrub-land around 50 meters below the viaduct, and called firefighters for search and rescue.

Firefighters located the man at around 8:20am, and reported that he was obviously dead.

body of driver who fell off freeway

According to the investigation so far, the vehicle appears to have hit the central traffic barrier before careering into the outer guardrail. The windshield was missing, and the seat belt unbroken. It is suspected that the driver was not wearing the seat belt at the time of the accident.

As the driver was not sent to hospital, it is not known if alcohol was involved. It may be a case of driver fatigue, investigators said.

No identification documents were found on the deceased on in the vehicle, and police are attempting to confirm the identity of the driver via the registration plate and fingerprints.

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Sources: United Daily News.

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