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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10 Vehicle Freeway Pile-up: 1 Dead, 3 Injured

One man died and eight people were injured after an accident involving 10 vehicles on National Freeway 3 in Miaoli County late this afternoon, September 25. According to reports in Apple Daily and United Daily News this evening, at around 5:25pm, a multi-vehicle crash occurred at the 137.3km mark in the northbound lanes involving 3 large trucks, a small truck, and six cars. One vehicle was crushed under a truck, trapping the occupants. A slightly injured five-month pregnant woman was

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Two Kids Thrown out of Car in High-speed Rollover Accident

Two children survived being thrown out of a car after two vehicles collided and rolled over on National Freeway 1, in Chiayi County, September 3. Dramatic dash-cam footage of the accident was released to the media today. The driver of the vehicle is suspected to have failed to pay attention to traffic conditions ahead as he overtook another vehicle. The vehicle clipped another car, causing both to roll over. Two children in the vehicle, aged 8 and 10 years-old were

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1 Dead, 1 Critical after Tire blow-out on Freeway

A man was thrown out of the back of a truck and killed instantly after a driver lost control of the vehicle due to a tire blowout on National Highway 3 near the Sanxia/Ying-ge exit this afternoon. Another passenger was trapped under the vehicle and is fighting for his life in hospital. At around 12:50pm, a small truck driven by a 34 year-old man named Shen was traveling northbound from Taoyuan to New Taipei City when the rear-left tire blew

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9 Vehicle Pile-up on Formosa Freeway

New Taipei City: Four people were injured, one seriously, after a the driver of a small truck lost control of his vehicle and rolled it on Freeway 3 early this morning, Thursday, February 1. Liberty Times Net describes the series of events as follows. At around 5:30 am, the driver of a small goods truck (vehicle A) lost control of his vehicle, which landed on its side in the middle of the north-bound lanes of the Freeway at the 36.5

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Bus Driver Killed in Collision on Freeway 1

The driver of an intercity bus died at the scene of an accident on National Highway 1 in Tainan, after plowing into a flatbed semi-trailer that had gone out of control and jack-knifed in wet and slippery road conditions, in the early hours of the morning, January 9. Four people were sent to hospital with what were described as light injuries. The injured included the truck driver, a bus passenger, and two occupants of a car. At approximately 4:12 am,

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