One driver died, and another was injured, after a collision at an intersection in Luzhu District, Taoyuan City, this afternoon, and police urged drivers to obey traffic regulations, and slow down when approaching intersections.
At around 3:00 pm this afternoon, a 41-year-old man named Hsu, driving a Nissan March, performed an illegal left turn at the intersection of Nanqing Road and Dahua Street.
A black BMW driven by a 32-year-old man named Chiou, who had obviously not slowed down at the approach to the intersection, according to video evidence, slammed into Hsu’s “subcompact/supermini” class 2-door hatchback, sending it off the road and into a ditch.
Hsu was cut out of the mangled wreck of his vehicle unconscious, and later declared dead at the hospital.
Mr Chiou was slightly injured, suffering bruising to his limbs, according to reports. Chiou was breath-tested and found to not be affected by alcohol.
A spokesperson for the Luzhu Police Station appealed to the public to obey traffic signs and traffic regulations at intersections, and to slow down when approaching a crossroad. “Don’t let the temptation of short-term convenience turn into an irreversible tragedy,” the spokesperson said.
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