South African man killed in traffic accident in Hualien County

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.

man on electric scooter before going through red light

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.

ambulance and police at scene of accident
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2 thoughts on “South African man killed in traffic accident in Hualien County

  • December 6, 2021 at 7:08 pm
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    No. 1 suspect: Driver distraction (just had to be on the cellphone, couldn’t wait).

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  • December 17, 2021 at 9:54 am
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    I know the man…. he would have a couple of beers , but not at that hour and I NEVER saw him drunk as he drank slowly and in moderation… Didn’t know him to be on his phone all the time as many people do… Last time I saw him about a week before this misfortune he mention he was feeling tired, low energy…. It is just a terrible accident
    I hope to God his family didn’t come across this video footage. This kind of stuff should really be kept for the use of legal matters only and not for public display. I’m sure the woman that was driving the car will be traumatized for life. Please drive safely and attentively and slow down a bit,,,

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