Toddler survives fall from 32nd-floor apartment

A three-year-old girl fell from the 32nd floor of a high-rise residential building in Taichung City, Wednesday, December 8, and survived after landing in a safety net on the second floor. According to reports in United Daily News, the toddler fell from her family’s residence on Zhongxing Road in South District shortly after 1:00 pm. The Taichung City Fire Department received a report of the incident at 1:19 pm and dispatched one fire truck, one ambulance, and 6 personnel to

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Toddler survives fall from 4th floor apartment

A two-year-old boy survived a fall from a window on the 4th floor, after crashing through an awning on the first floor of a residential building in Puli Township, Nantou County, yesterday, December 5. According to reports, the boy’s mother was hanging up the washing on the balcony when he opened a window by himself and fell. The toddler’s older brother said that he had wanted to see the garbage truck (in Taiwan garbage trucks play loud music and have

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Man survives fall from 23rd floor in Taichung City

A man remained conscious after falling from the 23rd floor of a building and crashing through the roof of a neighbor’s shed this morning, June 14. Taichung City Fire Department received an emergency call at around 7:00 am from a resident who reported that a stranger had crashed through the roof of his backyard shed, and required an ambulance. Firefighter paramedics responding to the report found a man named Hsu, conscious and with a suspected broken limb. Hsu told the

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Uni student survives 5-storey fall after leaving her key at home

A female university student fell from the 6th floor of a building onto a roof 5 floors below, in Kaohsiung City in the early hours of this morning, but remained conscious and is not seriously injured, according to reports today, May 28. Kaohsiung City Fire Department received a report that a person had fallen from a residential building in Gushan District at around 1:00 am. Firefighters found the 22-year-old woman, named Tsai on a roof on the first floor. Tsai

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Belarusian man dies in suspected accidental fall

A Belarusian resident died after falling from a window of his 10th-floor apartment in Wanli District this morning, according to reports today, May 2. The community manager said that he heard a loud noise in the courtyard at around 10:00 am, and on inspection found the man lying on the ground. Paramedics rushed the man to Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, but he was declared dead 30 minutes after arrival. Police investigating the case said that the man was 34-year-old

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Man critically injured after woman falls from 11th floor

A man remains in a critical condition today after a woman fell from her 11th floor residence and landed on him as he was walking on the sidewalk with his wife and child in Shulin District, New Taipei City, yesterday evening, February 5. According to the police investigation, a 66-year-old woman fell from her apartment on the 11th floor of a building in Taiyuan Street at around 8:00 pm. A 45-year-old man named Wu was passing by at the time,

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Child survives fall from roof of 14-storey building

An eight-year-old girl fell from the roof of a 14-storey building, then managed to get back to her home on the sixth floor to ask for help in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, yesterday, May 13. According to reports, after getting home from school, the girl and her sister went to the roof of the building to play. The older sister went back to the apartment and left the eight-year-old alone on the roof. The younger girl was riding her

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Man who jumped from building with 1-year-old daughter dies

A man who jumped from a third-floor residence in New Taipei City while holding his one-year-old daughter last Sunday died today, after life support systems were removed. At around 11:00pm Sunday evening, the 23-year-old man named Lin had an argument with his 19-year-old ex-wife, named Dong (董), at a residence the divorced couple shared in Sanchong District. When Lin’s ex-wife, left with their 6-month-old son, Lin took the 18-month-old girl and jumped from a window. When Ms Dong reached the

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11-year-old boy survives 15-floor fall

A boy in Kaohsiung City is in a serious condition, but conscious and able to speak, after falling from his family’s 17th floor apartment onto a second floor awning this evening, April 15. At around 5:35pm, neighbors called emergency services after being alerted to the fall by the boy’s mother’s screams. Firefighters who attended the incident on the corner of Guanxing Street and Mingcheng Road, found the boy conscious and writhing in pain. “My stomach hurts,” the boy said. The

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Teen survives fall from 13th floor after landing on car

A high school student leapt from the roof of a 13 storey building in Yonghe District, New Taipei City yesterday evening, and survived after landing on a car stopped at a red light. At around 6:00pm, the 17-year-old male named Lu came home, dropped off his schoolbag, then climbed the stairs to the roof of the Renai Road residence, and jumped, according to reports in local media agencies. Lu hit branches of a tree before landing on the roof of

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Man Survives 3 Storey Fall after Landing on Moving Taxi

A man in Keelung City jumped from a third floor balcony, and survived, after landing on a taxi passing through the narrow lane, this morning, May 15. Police received reports at around 8:00am that a man was on the third floor balcony ranting and threatening to jump. After rushing to the scene, the police officers learned that the building was uninhabited, and that the 27 year-old man, named Wu, lived nearby. The officers contacted Wu’s mother, and urged her to

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