Rider dead, motorcycle embedded in car after high-speed crash
A motorcyclist died after slamming into a car at high speed on a coastal highway in Pingtung County today, November 18.
Traffic cam footage of the accident showed the driver of a Mercedes Benz sedan pulling out into traffic from a car park before a rider on a heavy motorcycle slammed into the vehicle without signs of braking on Provincial Highway 1 in Fangshan Township at 2:23 pm.
The impact of the motorcycle hitting the car caused the car to spin more than 180 degrees before coming to a stop with the motorcycle inserted in the back seat of the vehicle.
Paramedics arrived to find the motorcyclist without vital signs at the scene of the accident. The 30-year-old man, named Wang, was rushed to hospital but later declared dead.
The two occupants of the car were slightly injured and also sent to hospital for treatment.
Alcohol breath and blood tests showed that neither driver was affected by alcohol at the time of the accident. Investigations are ongoing into who is responsible for the crash.
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