South African man killed in traffic accident in Hualien County

A South African man died of his injuries after being hit by a car while riding an electric scooter in Hualien County today, Monday, December 6. A United Daily News report included a video which showed the man, reported to be in his 70s, riding through an intersection against a red light in Ji’an Township when he was hit by a car at high speed. The impact of the crash threw the man through the air for more than 10

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Drunk American Arrested After Harassing People in the Street

An American man was arrested in Taipei City yesterday afternoon, January 4, after he harassed one man and four women near a Zhongshan MRT Station exit in an alley off Chang’an West Road. Police allege he sexually harassed women and groped their buttocks and chests. At around 3:00 pm, an obviously drunk Caucasian male was reported to be aggressively harassing passers by. Some women alleged the man groped their buttocks and breasts, and at least one reported being bear-hugged. Video

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Expat Resident’s Legs Crushed After Being Hit by Car

An expat English teacher suffered severe injuries to both legs today after being crushed against a concrete column by a car in Keelung City this afternoon, December 24. The 24 year-old man, who’s nationality remains unspecified in Chinese language media, was leaning against the wall outside a convenience store when a car driven by a man name Zhou suddenly lunged out of a car park and slammed into him at around 2:00pm. Video footage shown on TV news showed bystanders

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Canadian Hit by Car: Family Seeks to Get Him Home

A 31 year-old Canadian man was hit by a car while crossing a street in Taichung on October 1, and remains in intensive care almost 3 weeks after the accident. John Kelly was crossing the street at an intersection when he was hit at high speed by a rental car driven by a 22 year-old driver. Mr Kelly was thrown about 10 meters, and sustained severe injuries, including a broken arm, broken collar bone, a shattered leg, and brain and

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Retired French Professor Dead: Suspected Suicide

A 68 year-old retired Professor of French at National Taipei University was found dead this evening, October 16, 2016, after apparently falling from his tenth floor apartment in Taipei City’s Wenshan District. Police said there was no sign of struggle at the scene. No suicide note was found, nor traces of alcohol or drugs. According to media reports, neighbors and former students knew the man as 畢安生. He lived in a 10th floor apartment in Wan-ning (萬寧) Street. He had

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