Man involved in two hit-and-runs before smashing into taxi, killing driver and passenger

A man in Kaohsiung City hit two motorcycle riders in succession, and kept driving until he rear-ended a taxi, killing two people last night, Monday, September 8.

Mr Shen, 43, driving a black sedan on Yanhai 1st Road in Xiaogang District, first hit a heavy motorcycle ridden by a 41-year-old man named Liao. Shen didn’t stop at the scene of the accident.

Around one minute later, Shen hit a scooter ridden by a man named Chen at the intersection of Zhongshan 4th Road and Minyi Road. Shen continued driving at high speed until Shen’s vehicle slammed into the rear of a taxi stopped at a red light at the intersection of Zhongshan 4th, and Daye North Road.

Firefighters responding to reports at 11:05 pm found three people trapped in two vehicles. Mr Shen had a laceration on his left knee, bruises on his chest, and was conscious.

Two men were trapped in the taxi. The driver, Mr Yao, 58, and passenger, Mr Hsieh, 47, were cut out of the wreck, but had lost vital signs and were later declared dead at the hospital.

Of the two motorcycle riders, Mr Liao was injured and sent to hospital. Mr Chen was not injured.

Mr Shen was tested and found not to be affected by alcohol.

Shen is suspected of having been in a rush to get to a hospital where his mother is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Compiled from reports in Liberty Times, and United Daily News.

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