Gravel truck driver narrowly avoids plowing into car, rolling over on freeway

The driver of a gravel truck managed to avoid colliding with a car on National Highway 1 yesterday, but almost tipped his truck over in the process. A dashcam video uploaded to the PTT Bulletin Board quickly went viral today, drawing praise for the driver of the gravel truck, and condemnation for the driver of a black Volvo who cut across from the fast lane to reach a freeway exit ramp in Changhua County at 8:00 am, Tuesday. The gravel

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Factory destroyed by violent fire in Changhua County

A factory producing plastic foam flooring material was completely razed to the ground after what firefighters described as a “violent fire” in Changhua County today, December 10. Changhua County Fire Department received reports of the fire in Renli Village, Tianwei Township, at 2:07 pm. The fire department dispatched teams from six fire stations, with a total of 33 fire trucks and 69 personnel to battle the blaze.  A large quantity of flammable plastic and petrochemical raw materials, combined with windy

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Santas on Harleys visit central Taiwan’s oldest Catholic church for Christmas

Close to one hundred Harley Davidson motorcycle owners put on Santa costumes for a procession through Puxin Township, Changhua County, finishing at the Luocuo Church, known as the oldest Catholic church in central Taiwan. Organized by the “Iron Wings” Motorcycle Club, Harley riders from three counties converged on Puxin on the invitation of the town’s Mayor, who also happens to be a member of the club. Puxin Township Mayor, Zhang Chengyu, explained that the Lucuo Catholic Church usually organizes a

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Couple rescued after son doesn’t want to get up for school, sets fire to house

Firefighters in Changhua County rescued two people after their son set fire to the house because he didn’t want to get up for school this morning, Monday, December 20. The Changhua County Fire Department received a report of a fire in the house in Tianzhong Township at 7:41 am. Upon arrival, firefighters found the first floor of the house on fire, and two people calling for help from the upper floors. Firefighters used a ladder to rescue a 39-year-old woman

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When fear of infection overcomes rationality: three charged for quarantine hotel fire deaths

The operator and two staff of a hotel used for quarantine have been indicted on charges of negligent homicide, and negligent injury, following an inquiry into a fire in building that left four people dead and 22 injured in Changhua City, Taiwan, June 2021. See previous story: Four dead including one firefighter in COVID quarantine hotel fire The Changhua District Prosecutor’s Office charged Cai Jinfeng, Shen Yiqian, and Wu Songrong, after finding that they did not immediately notify the quarantined

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Truck driver rescued from cabin suspended in midair after crash

Firefighters spent more than one hour in a difficult rescue operation after a truck driver was trapped in his vehicle suspended in midair in Changhua County this morning, November 8. According to reports, the 42-year-old driver, named Hsie, was driving a semi-trailer loaded with livestock feed when he crashed into a guardrail on a ramp at the Changua Freeway Interchange at 6:38 am. The collision seriously damaged the front section of the truck and left the cabin hanging precariously around

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County Mayor takes a sniff but doesn’t get a whiff at Changhua’s biggest marijuana bust display

Changhua County Mayor Wang Huei-mei said she still doesn’t know what marijuana smells like because she was wearing a mask while visiting a police exhibit displaying evidence of the largest cannabis growing operation uncovered in the county in recent years. Changhua County prosecutors have charged four men in relation to the case after police investigators found 275 marijuana plants being grown in a rented apartment in Xizhou Township. Investigators conducted a 24-hour surveillance on the operation, and finally swooped a

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Four dead including one firefighter in COVID quarantine hotel fire

Four people died, including one firefighter, and 22 people were injured after a fire in a building housing a quarantine hotel in Changhua City last night, June 30. A fire broke out on the second floor of the 15-storey Qiaoyou Building at around 7:45 pm. Twenty-nine people under mandatory quarantine, and two employees were in the hotel on the 7th to 9th floors when the fire broke out. Changhua County Fire Department received the first reports of the fire at

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Two killed three injured on freeway after driver stops in fast lane due to flat tire

Two people died and three were injured after a driver stopped their car in the fast lane on National Highway 1 in Changhua County yesterday, June 27, resulting in a three-vehicle collision. At around 10:20 pm yesterday evening, a driver named Hsieh with three passengers in a small sedan, was driving in the northbound lanes when one of the tires on her car suddenly burst at the 196 kilometer mark. Hsieh quickly stopped the car in the inner lane. A

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17-year-old, unlicensed driver dead after hitting water on road, losing control of vehicle in Changhua County

A 17-year-old male died after losing control of his vehicle, slamming into a brick wall and a utility pole, and overturning during a heavy downpour in Changhua County this morning, Sunday, May 30. The Taoyuan City resident, named Lee, had driven to Xihu Township in Changhua County to visit friends early this morning. According to witnesses, and traffic monitor footage, the driver lost control of his vehicle when it hit water that had accumulated to a depth of around 30

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SUV hits freeway maintenance truck at full speed: driver and passenger pulled out before car bursts into flames

Three people were injured after a Mercedes Benz SUV suspected of being in driver-assist mode hit a road maintenance vehicle without braking on National Freeway 3 today, April 13. At around 11:00 am the Mercedes Benz hit the slow-moving road cleaning team vehicle in the outer lane at the 195.5 kilometer mark in Changhua County, spinning 360 degrees before coming to a stop. Drivers in cars behind the crashed vehicle slammed on their brakes, and dodged the Mercedes, which was

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