A South African man died of his injuries after being hit by a car while riding an electric scooter in Hualien County today, Monday, December 6.
A United Daily News report included a video which showed the man, reported to be in his 70s, riding through an intersection against a red light in Ji’an Township when he was hit by a car at high speed. The impact of the crash threw the man through the air for more than 10 meters, and he landed heavily.
Paramedics responding to reports at 10:30 am found that the man had suffered serious head injuries and had already lost vital signs. He was declared dead a short time after arrival at the hospital.
The driver of the car, a 24-year-old woman, named Liao, was tested and cleared of drunk driving. Police are currently awaiting the results of blood tests on the deceased.
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