5 passengers injured in fatal bus crash still in intensive care: bus driver charged with negligent homicide

Five passengers from a group of 39 who were injured, one fatally, when a bus overturned in Yilan County yesterday, remain in a critical condition, and the bus driver has been charged with negligent homicide following a preliminary investigation into the crash. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board investigated the scene of the crash yesterday evening, and again this morning. Investigators recorded marks and scratches on the road surface that extended more than 100 meters, along with impact-damaged guardrails

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Tour bus overturns on mountain road: 1 dead, 38 injured

One person died, and 38 were injured after a tour bus overturned on a mountain road in Yilan County, Sunday afternoon, October 5. The Yilan County Fire Department dispatched personnel and equipment from eight fire stations following reports of a bus crashing and overturning at the 5.3 kilometer mark of the Taiping Mountain Access Road at 3:17 pm. According to reports, there were 42 people aboard the bus, which was carrying a group of environmental volunteers from Bade District, Taoyuan

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Bus driver considered a serious criminal suspect following investigation into fatal crash

Prosecutors applied to the court this morning to keep a bus driver in detention, as they considered him a “serious criminal suspect” for his involvement in a crash that killed 4 and injured 22 people on a freeway in Yunlin County yesterday, Saturday, October 21. The 63-year-old driver, named Chen, is expected to be formally charged with offenses including professional negligence causing death later today, after a forensic examination of the bodies of the deceased is completed. Witness testimony, Chen’s

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Bus crash on freeway leaves 4 dead, 22 injured

Four people died and 22 were injured after a crash involving a tour bus and an SUV on National Highway 3 in Yunlin County today, October 21. According to reports, a tour bus crashed into the central traffic divider and collided with a car at around 9:40 am. The Yunlin County Fire Department dispatched four firetrucks, 10 ambulances, and 30 personnel to the scene of the accident. Four people were found without breathing and heartbeat. A 12 year old boy

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15 people evacuate bus moments before it bursts into flames

A driver and 14 passengers escaped unharmed moments before a fire quickly spread from the rear of a tour bus, consuming the vehicle in a sea of flames, on National Highway 1 in Taoyuan City last night. The National Highway Police Bureau received reports of a tour bus on fire on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of the Wugu to Yangmei elevated section of the freeway shortly after 10:00 pm. Although the fire occurred in Taoyuan City, the Taoyuan

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Two separate bus accidents on Taiwan’s east coast occurred just 11 minutes apart: 21 injured

A bus driver in Hualien County was seriously injured, and 19 passengers on a bus in Yilan County suffered minor injuries, in two separate bus accidents that occurred just 11 minutes apart this afternoon, Wednesday, October 4. In Yilan County, a tour bus traveling from Hualien City to Taoyuan rear-ended another coach in the northbound lanes at the exit of the Su’ao Tunnel on Provincial Highway 9 at 3:19 pm. Nineteen passengers on the rear bus suffered cuts and bruises

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Bus involved in fatal accident was traveling 30kph over speed limit

Both drivers involved in a collision were at fault, according to an investigation into an accident on Taiwan’s east coast that left one dead and four injured Saturday, April 8. According to the police investigation, at around 7:40 am, Saturday, the driver of an SUV executed an illegal left turn over double-yellow lines at the entrance to a camping area on Highway 11 in Fengbin Township, Hualien County. A bus slammed into the SUV before careering off the road and

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15 passengers slightly injured after tour bus crash on freeway

Fifteen people were injured, none seriously, after a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed on National Highway 3 in Taoyuan City today, Monday, August 1. Taoyuan City Fire Department said that it received reports about a tour bus crashing and flipping onto its side in the southbound lanes of the Daxi Section of the freeway at 12:20 pm. TCFD dispatched five firetrucks, five ambulances, and 20 personnel to the scene of the accident. Fire fighters assisted the

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5 dead, 40 injured in bus crash on Suhua Highway

Five people died and 40 were injured after a tour bus crashed on the Su’ao to Hualian Highway (Highway 9) near Su’ao, Yilan County this afternoon, March 16. Emergency services received reports of the bus crash at the 115 kilometer south mark at 4:29 pm. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched from stations in Su’ao, Nan’ao, and Guanyin Townships. Civilian ambulances were also dispatched from from St Mary’s Hospital in Luodong, along with surgeons and nurses. According to United Daily News,

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One dead, one injured after bus mounts sidewalk in Taipei City

One man died, and an on-duty police officer was injured after a bus driver dozed off and crashed onto a sidewalk in Neihu District, Taipei City, this evening, September 21. The Sanchung Bus Company operated Blue 26 bus suddenly mounted the sidewalk on Neihu Road at around 8:00 pm, skidding to a stop after around 50 meters. The bus knocked down a 54-year-old man who lost vital signs at the scene of the accident, and was later pronounced dead at

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