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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Migrant workers charged for bird kills after showing off slingshot skills online

Two Vietnamese factory workers in Changhua County were charged with offenses against the Wildlife Protection Act today, after an investigation into online videos showing them killing birds using slingshots. Police began the investigation after videos originating on the platform Tik Tok were found and posted to Facebook. At least three videos had been uploaded since September 2020, showing the men targeting birds perched on powerlines, utility poles, and trees around Puyan Township. The videos show birds falling to the ground

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Police solve 16-years missing person’s case after bones found in steel drum

A man in Changhua County has been charged with murder following an investigation launched in May when human remains were found in a steel drum in Dacun Township. On May 11, a Taoist Priest collecting recyclable materials, accidentally knocked over a steel drum, which was located in a fire alley next to a drainage ditch. Bones fell out of the drum, which the priest immediately recognized as human. The subsequent police investigation revealed that the drum contained a human skeleton,

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Truck driver unscathed after flying wheel destroys cabin

The driver of a gravel truck walked away uninjured after a wheel came off a truck traveling in the opposite direction and smashed into his windscreen in Changhua County yesterday, August 10. Mr Jian was traveling in the northbound lanes of the West Coast Expressway at around 11:00 am when a left, rear wheel from a semi-trailer traveling southbound came off the trailer, bounced over the center guardrail, and landed on the passenger side of the gravel truck’s cabin. Fortunately,

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Cop shot and injured attempting to disarm suspect during SWAT raid

A police officer was shot while attempting to disarm a suspect in Changhua County this morning, after a man faced police in a four-hour long standoff outside a small factory building. Officers from the Taichung City Investigation Bureau located the man in Changhua County during an investigation into an armed intimidation case that occurred in Taichung City on June 23. Investigation bureau officers and a team from one of Taiwan’s “Thunder Squad” special weapons and tactical response police units were

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Three injured, highway closed after chemical tanker crash and fire

Three people were injured, two critically, after a chemical tanker carrying isoocytl acrylate crashed into a stationary dump truck at high speed on the West Coast Expressway (Highway 61) in Changhua County today, May 8. Changhua County Fire Bureau responded to reports at 10:59 am, dispatching 16 fire trucks, 4 ambulances, and 36 personnel to the scene of the accident. Highway traffic monitor footage showed that the 17 ton dump truck, was temporarily stopped on the side of the road

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Suspected grave robber found dead in a hole

Police in Changhua County are attempting to identify a body found head-first in a hole at a cemetery in Hemei Township on June 15. Police received a report at around 8:00am on Saturday morning that a passerby had spotted a man’s legs sticking out of a hole above a grave in the Jiaboa public cemetery. Investigators found a decomposing body in the 90-centimeter-deep, 50×70-centimeter-wide hole. The deceased was shirtless, and wearing jeans. Beside the body was a shovel, and a

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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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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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Passersby rescue woman from knife-wielding robbers

Two men armed with watermelon knives jumped into a woman’s car as she pulled up in a hypermarket parking lot and demanded money in an attempted robbery in Changhua County this morning, January 3. At around 10:00am, Ms Ye (葉), 51, had just switched off the ignition and was preparing to get out of her car in the parking lot of an RT-Mart in Puhsing Township when two men wearing motorcycle helmets and wielding watermelon knives got into her car.

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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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