American involved in fatal rc glider accident released on bail: exit restricted

An American man who lost control of his remote-controlled glider during an international competition in Kenting National Park, resulting in the death of a woman yesterday, was released on bail while being investigated on charges of negligent homicide. [Correction: November 5, 2019. Previous report said “Charged with negligent homicide]. See previous story: Woman killed by remote controlled glider: American taken in for questioning  David Cortina, 57, was held in custody overnight after refusing to make a formal statement without consulting

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4 Year-old Dead after Drug Driver hits Scooter

A four year-old girl was killed instantly in Tainan City yesterday after a driver high on ketamine slammed into a scooter, running over the girl, and dragging her mother for 10 meters. At around 6:00pm, August 2, a driver named Guo, 25, approached an intersection on Wencheng Road without slowing down, and hit a scooter ridden by a woman named Su, 42. Su’s four year-old daughter flew off the scooter and was run over by the SUV. The girl’s helmet

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2 Migrant Workers Die after Bicycle hit by Car

Two Vietnamese foreign workers died after they were hit by a car while riding an electric bicycle in Taichung City late last night, July 21. At around 11:00pm, a 30 year-old woman was riding the bicycle carrying a 26 year-old male passenger on Jiahou Road in Houli District. While on a bridge that crosses Freeway 1, they were hit from behind by a car. A motorist who witnessed the accident pulled over and immediately called 119. Paramedics rushed the couple

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Drunk Driver in Custody after Fatal Hit and Run

A drunk driver involved in a fatal accident that caused the death of a 16 year-old girl Friday, December 15, will be kept in detention after prosecutors requested a court order from the Hsinchu District Court today. At around 9:00pm Friday evening, in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County, a 14 year-old, male, unlicensed rider named Long (龍) was carrying a 16 year-old pillion passenger, when he lost control of the bike while attempting to dodge a cat, and crashed into a

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Bus Driver’s Illegal U-turn plus Speeding Motorcycle a Fatal Combination

Two men in their early twenties died last night, after the motorcycle they were riding smashed into a bus doing an illegal U-turn across four lanes of traffic and a painted median strip on a road in Ilan County. The motorcycle rider is suspected to have been exceeding the speed limit at the time. The driver of the Kamalan Bus company’s intercity bus claimed that he had just dropped a passenger off and didn’t notice the crosshatched median strip, which

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American Teacher Dies After being Hit and Run Over

An American cram school teacher died in Hsinchu yesterday January 30, after being knocked over by a scooter and run over by three vehicles. According to police and media reports, Kane Renner, 32 was walking home around 4AM Saturday morning after having drinks with friends. While walking on the side of the road he was hit from behind by a scooter which sent him flying into the center of the road. It was dark and raining at the time. Poor

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