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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Driver in fatal bus crash charged, released on bail: suspected of speeding

The driver of a tour bus that crashed yesterday, leaving one dead, and 20 injured, was charged with professional negligence causing death, and professional negligence causing injury, and released on bail with a surety of NT$50,000 today, December 1. See previous article: One dead, 20 injured after bus crash on mountain road Investigators say that a preliminary investigation points to speed as being the likely cause of the crash. Liberty Times reported that the evidence gathered so far contradicts the

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One dead, 20 injured after bus crashes on mountain road

One man died, and twenty people were injured, after a bus crashed on a downhill section of road in a mountain district of Nantou County today, November 30. The 23 seater bus was carrying tourists from Kaohsiung City when it crashed near Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area in Ren’ai Township at around 12:30 pm. According to the 51-year-old driver, named Lin, the brakes on the bus failed, and as it gathered speed on the windy downhill section, Lin attempted to

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14 people injured in Keelung City bus crash

Fourteen people were injured, none seriously, after suspected brake failure led to a bus crash in Keelung City this evening, October 27. Bus driver, Mr Wu, said that the brakes failed as he approached the three-way intersection of Zhongzheng Road, Xiangfeng Street, and Fengren Street, at 5:45 pm. The route 103 bus traveling between Badouzi and Keelung City downtown crashed into 10 scooter riders, knocked down road signs, hit a utility pole, then crashed into a light truck, leaving a

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Bus crash on Freeway leaves 1 dead, 18 injured in New Taipei City

One person died and 18 were injured after a tour bus slammed into the back of an intercity bus on National Freeway 3 this morning in New Taipei City. According to police preliminary investigations, the driver was not paying attention to traffic conditions in front when it crashed into vehicles backed up in the outer southbound lanes at the Xintai Interchange at around 8:30 am. The tour bus, an intercity bus, a sedan, and a small truck were damaged in

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Two bus accidents in one day on one freeway leave 3 dead, 22 injured

Two traffic accidents involving tour buses on Taiwan’s National Freeway 1 resulted in three fatalities, and left at least 22 injured after separate incidents in Taoyuan City, and Changhua County, yesterday, June 10. In Taoyuan County, at the 51.4 kilometer mark southbound, a bus belonging to the Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport company crashed into the back of a flatbed semi-trailer at around 2:45pm. The driver of the bus lost vital signs at the scene of the accident, and was declared dead

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29 Injured in Bus Crash

Twenty-eight passengers and the driver of a bus were injured in a crash near Keelung this morning. None of the injuries were described as serious. At around 9:20am the driver lost control of the bus as it was rounding a bend and hit the guardrail. The coach mounted the concrete guardrail and was left straddling it after the crash. The coach was one of 6 hired to take the employees of an accountancy firm from Xinyi District in Taipei City

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Bus Driver Sentenced to 4 Years for Negligent Death

[Kaohsiung City] The driver of an intercity bus that crashed into the central traffic divider on the National Freeway in September last year, killing six, and injuring 11, was sentenced to a 4 year, 2 month prison term today, August 29. See Previous Story: 6 Dead, 11 Injured in Freeway Bus Crash. The Qiaotou District Court determined that Wu Xiesong (吳協松) was guilty of professional negligence causing death. Video evidence presented showed that Wu had been looking down beside him

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