Bus Driver Charged after Scooter Rider Killed on Alishan Highway

A bus driver was charged with professional negligence today after a scooter rider was killed on the Alishan Highway this morning, December 27. At around 9:30am, Mr Zhang, 41, was driving a tour bus carrying Chinese tourists on the way to Mt Ali when he crossed the center line to overtake another vehicle, and slammed into a scooter traveling in the opposite direction. The scooter rider, a 23-year-old university student name Zhou, was killed instantly by the high-speed impact. Mr

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Alishan Forest Railway to Resume Service Tomorrow

Taiwan Railways Administration(TRA) Alishan Forest Railway Management Office announced today that normal services on the Alishan Railway would resume tomorrow, June 27, after improvements to the track and rolling stock have been completed. Services were suspended on the mountain line March 12, after a series of four derailment accidents in January and February this year. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications Railway Bureau conducted preliminary inspections on June 14, and the improvement program was completed June 25. Trial operations began

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Car Crushed by Train

A car was crushed by a train when it was struck at a level crossing, then jammed between the train and a building. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The driver failed to notice the flashing lights, crossing bell, or the oncoming train as he negotiated the crossing. The driver of the train, which was carrying over 100 passengers applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time to avoid the collision. Fortunately, as the train was approaching

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