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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Two dead, one person critical after car hit by cement truck catches fire on West Coast Expressway

A woman and a child died, and a man suffered burns to 50% of his body, after a car was hit by a cement truck and caught fire on the West Coast Expressway in Qingshui District, Taichung City today, March 20. Taichung City Fire Department dispatched personnel to the scene of the accident at the 153 kilometer north mark of the West Coast Expressway (Provincial Highway 61) after receiving reports of the accident at 2:20 pm. The 54-year-old driver survived

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1 killed, 2 injured by runaway truck wheel on freeway

One person died, and two were injured after a wheel came off a truck and bounced over the center guardrail into oncoming traffic on National Freeway 1 in Kaohsiung City this morning, February 27. At around 8:00 am, two wheels came off a semitrailer traveling northbound at the 364 kilometer mark. One wheel remained in the northbound lanes, while the other bounced over the center guardrail, and hit a car traveling in the fast lane southbound. In the car were

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2 dead, 8 injured in 20 vehicle crash on West Coast Expressway

Two people died and eight were injured after a multivehicle pile-up involving six trucks and 14 cars on the West Coast Expressway, this morning, Sunday, February 21. The crash occurred on the Yunjia Bridge at the boundary of Yunlin and Chiayi counties at 7:30 am. One person was obviously dead at the scene of the accident, and was not sent to hospital. Another was without vital signs, and was declared dead at the hospital. Eight people were described as being

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Small truck gets stuck in big truck and hitches a ride on freeway

A light truck crashed into the back of a gravel truck on National Freeway 3 today, and was dragged for around one kilometer. The small truck, driven by a 58-year-old man named Liu smashed into the back of the semi-trailer at the 45 kilometer southbound mark. The driver of the gravel-truck, Mr Hsiao, did not feel the impact, and continued to drive along the freeway oblivious to the fact that he had a hitchhiker attached to the back of his

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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 police officers, suspect under escort injured in freeway crash

Two police officers and a handcuffed suspect were sent to hospital after being pulled out of a police car that left the freeway and rolled over following a collision with another vehicle today, December 7. Officer Zhang (張), 34, suffered head lacerations and a broken jaw. A suspect named Zhu (朱), 21, had a suspected forearm fracture, and lacerations and bruises to both hands. Zhang and Zhu were taken to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital for treatment. Officer Hong (洪), 31, was

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Driver falls to his death from elevated road after crashing Tesla

A man driving a Tesla fell to his death from an elevated section of Freeway one in Xizhi District, New Taipei City, after crashing into the center divider between the freeway and an off-ramp this afternoon, November 24. Two passengers in the car survived the crash, and were conscious but injured when firefighters pulled them out of the mangled wreck. The two survivors were sent to Neihu Tri-Services General Hospital for emergency treatment. The driver, a 23-year-old man named Hua

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Driver who plunged to his death from elevated freeway suspected of not wearing a seat belt

A driver was found dead after flying out of his crashed vehicle, and falling from an elevated section of National Freeway 3, today, October 27. Emergency services received reports of a single-vehicle traffic accident at the 387.5 kilometer mark on Freeway 3 near Kaohsiung City at around 7:30am this morning. Officers from the Highway Police Bureau who arrived at the scene found an unoccupied small blue truck crashed against the outer guardrail. The officers spotted the driver in scrub-land around

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Driver killed after car crushed between two trucks on freeway

The driver of a sedan died at the scene of a five-vehicle accident after a semi trailer plowed into stationary vehicles, crushing the car between two container trucks on National Freeway 1 this morning, March 21. The accident occurred at around 11:30am as a line of vehicles were stopped behind a road maintenance vehicle in the fast lane of the the freeway in the south-bound lanes at the 364.5 kilometer mark in Kaohsiung City. As the vehicles waited to merge

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Two Highway Police Injured, one Critically, while attending Breakdown on Freeway

Two Highway Police officers were injured, and one is in a life-threatening condition, after a car plowed into their vehicle at high speed on National Freeway one in Taoyuan City in the early hours of this morning, November 23. Three officers from the Yangmei Highway Police station were called out to a breakdown in the southbound lanes on the Hukou Road section of the freeway at around 1:00am. The officers stopped their patrol car behind the broken down vehicle with

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