13 injured in freeway bus accident

Thirteen people were treated for slight injuries after a bus rear-ended a truck on National Highway 1 this afternoon in Taichung City. Emergency services responded to a report of the accident in the northbound lanes of the Fengyuan section at 4:17 pm. The most serious injury was a fractured arm suffered by the driver of the Kuo-Kuang company intercity bus. The rest of the injured were passengers of the bus, two of whom suffered broken teeth, and others scratches and

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NTU professor injured after being dragged hundreds of meters by bus

A National Taiwan University physics professor remains hospitalized after being dragged hundreds of meters with his foot caught in the door of a Taipei City bus last Thursday, June 11. United Daily News reports that Tzihong Chiueh ( 闕志鴻 ), a respected cosmic dark matter and black hole researcher, was attempting to board a bus at the National Taiwan University Stadium Station at around 8:30 pm when the driver closed the door on his foot and drove away. Professor Chiueh,

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3 injured after bus sandwiched between two trucks

Three people suffered non life-threatening injuries after a truck crashed into the back of a bus, pushing it into another truck, in Taichung City, today, April 23. Fortunately, the bus was not carrying any passengers at the time. The electric bus was on Xiang-shang Road at the intersection of Baoning Road in Shalu District when a cargo truck crashed into the rear at around 9:30am. The impact of the crash caused the bus to then crash into the back of

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Suspected drunk driver slams head-on into scooters and a school bus

Four people were injured after a the driver of a minivan hit vehicles head-on at high speed while traveling on the wrong side of the road in Chiayi County this morning, April 19. The van slammed into two scooters, and sideswiped a sedan, before hitting a school bus carrying 35 students to Sieh Chih Vocational High School at around 7:30am. The fire bureau received reports of an accident on Xing-gang Road in Lunyang Village, Liujiao Township, at 7:32am. The two

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33 injured after tour bus overturns on freeway

More than 30 people were injured after a tour bus lost control and flipped onto its side on National Freeway 3 in Changhua County this afternoon, March 9. The accident occurred at 4:43pm in the southbound lanes at the 192 kilometer mark near the Hemei Interchange in rainy conditions after the bus collided with a car. United Daily News reports that there were 32 people on the bus at the time of the accident. The group were returning to Kaohsiung

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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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1 Dead, 1 Injured after Truck Slams Head-on into Bus

The driver of a small truck was killed instantly, and a bus driver injured, after the truck hit a municipal bus head-on in Liugui District, Kaohsiung City, this morning. Fortunately, none of the passengers on the bus, which included students on their way to school, were seriously affected by the crash, according to reports in Liberty Times Network, and SETN. The bus driver, Mr Pan, 39, was unable to evade the oncoming truck as it hurtled toward him on the

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Passengers Take the Wheel after Coach Driver Passes Out while Hurtling down Freeway

Passengers of a chartered bus traveling on Freeway 3 in Changhua County grabbed the wheel of a coach, and took control, after the driver passed out from a suspected heart attack this morning, December 18. At around 8:30am, the coach carrying a group of 40 family and friends heading to Nantou for a funeral, suddenly drifted left into the inner lane of the freeway after the driver passed out. The coach hit the central traffic divider, waking up a passenger

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Bus Rolls Over after Suspected Brake Failure

The driver of an empty school bus suffered broken ribs and bruises after the bus rolled over on a downhill section of Yangde Boulevard in Shilin District, Taipei City, this morning July 31. The bus had delivered students to Huaxing High School at 7:00am and was returning to the depot when, according to the 60 year-old driver, Mr Weng, the brakes failed as it was heading downhill. As the bus accelerated, it veered into the center of the road, knocking

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Driver Prosecuted over Fatal Bus Accident in Nantou County

The driver of a tour bus that crashed in Nantou County in October last year was prosecuted today, after an investigation determined that he had ignored warning indicators, and continued to drive downhill in high gear until the brakes finally failed, leading to one death, and 23 injured passengers. [See previous article: Bus Brakes Fail: 1 Dead, 23 Injured ] On October 24, 2017, the bus driver, Mr Lai (賴), was in charge of a tour bus carrying a group

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Man’s leg Crushed after Bus Driver Leaves Door Open

A man suffered open fractures to his left leg after falling out of a bus in Linkou District, New Taipei City, today, Saturday, April 14. Mr Lin, 22, boarded the 1120 bus bound for Sanchong District, on Renai Road in Linkou, at around 3:00pm this afternoon. Video monitor footage shows that while Lin was preparing to pay the fare, the bus driver hit the throttle without closing the door. Lin stumbled, and fell out of the bus. Firefighters called to

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