Driver was reading text messages when truck crashed into freeway maintenance crew killing 2

The driver of a truck that crashed into two road maintenance vehicles on National Freeway 3 yesterday, causing two deaths and three injuries, told police that he was using his phone at the time of the accident. The National Highway Police Bureau said that at 2:45 pm yesterday, May 6, the truck carrying 50,000 rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 crashed into the road crew in the southbound lanes on the Xihu section of freeway 3 in Miaoli County. Two of

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Chemical tanker accident causes 20km traffic jam

Traffic backed up as far as 20 kilometers, and National Highway 1 in Tainan City was blocked for around seven hours, after a chemical tanker carrying a highly volatile and toxic liquid was left stuck across the central traffic divider following a collision this morning, January 24. According to the National Highway Police Bureau, at around 6:30 am, a gravel truck merging into southbound traffic from an on ramp at the Tainan Interchange collided with a Formosa Plastics chemical tanker

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1 dead, 1 injured after wheel falls off truck on freeway

A female passenger in a car was killed instantly, and the driver was injured, after a wheel fell off a truck and bounced into oncoming traffic on National Highway 3 in Kaohsiung City today, December 10. According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, a semitrailer carrying recyclable materials was travelling southbound when a left rear wheel disconnected from the trailer, and bounced into the northbound lanes at the 384.8 kilometer mark, at around 12:50 pm. The wheel hit a pick-up truck

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7 injured in freeway accident: just one of more than 5.5k incidents of “not paying attention” so far this year

Seven people were sent to hospital after a car slammed into the back of a broken down vehicle on the Zhongshan Freeway this morning, and it was just one of more than 5,500 cases of “failing to pay attention to traffic conditions in front of the vehicle” so far this year, the National Highway Police Bureau said. The Chiayi County Fire Department dispatched a total of six vehicles, including four ambulances after receiving reports of the accident at 12:28 am

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Truck driver rescued from cabin suspended in midair after crash

Firefighters spent more than one hour in a difficult rescue operation after a truck driver was trapped in his vehicle suspended in midair in Changhua County this morning, November 8. According to reports, the 42-year-old driver, named Hsie, was driving a semi-trailer loaded with livestock feed when he crashed into a guardrail on a ramp at the Changua Freeway Interchange at 6:38 am. The collision seriously damaged the front section of the truck and left the cabin hanging precariously around

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Man drives wrong way in freeway fast-lane: 1 dead, 1 injured

A man drove seven kilometers in the opposite direction to traffic on National Highway One in Tainan City, yesterday, causing chaos, and crashes involving four vehicles, leaving one dead, and one injured. According to the police investigation, the driver of an SUV, named Ho, entered the northbound lanes of the freeway at the 281 kilometer mark north of the Xinying Interchange at 4:16 pm, and proceeded to drive southbound in the fast lane. Cars were forced to dodge the errant

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Truck crash blocks freeway in both directions: compact car narrowly avoids destruction

A truck accident on National Highway One in Tainan City blocked traffic in both directions this afternoon, and dashcam footage showed one driver narrowly escape being hit by a flying axle and wheel set. At around 2:00 pm the driver of a semitrailer carrying scrap metal lost control of his vehicle due to a left front tire blowout at the 331 kilometer mark. The truck veered into the central traffic divider, leaving the trailer tipped over, and the cab in

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Truck plunges off elevated road after crashing into car

Two people were injured on National Highway 4 after a truck slammed into a broken down car then crashed through the guardrail, falling 10 meters from the elevated road section. Taichung City Fire Department dispatched six firetrucks, two ambulances, and 24 personnel to the scene of the accident after receiving reports at 10:14 am. Firefighters arrived to find the 50-year-old truck driver conscious but trapped in the vehicle. The truck driver was rushed to Tzu Chi Hospital with injuries described

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Freeway guardrail damaged in Ferrari crash

A guardrail on National Freeway 3 will be repaired, but the red Ferrari 488 that crashed into it will be sold as scrap metal after the driver lost control of the vehicle in Kaohsiung City yesterday, September 5. The 42-year-old driver, named Chiu hit the central traffic divider while driving in the fast lane, before veering into the outer guardrail at the 383.3 kilometer mark in Yanchao District at 6:10 am, according to dashcam video of the accident. Fortunately, Mr

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Two killed three injured on freeway after driver stops in fast lane due to flat tire

Two people died and three were injured after a driver stopped their car in the fast lane on National Highway 1 in Changhua County yesterday, June 27, resulting in a three-vehicle collision. At around 10:20 pm yesterday evening, a driver named Hsieh with three passengers in a small sedan, was driving in the northbound lanes when one of the tires on her car suddenly burst at the 196 kilometer mark. Hsieh quickly stopped the car in the inner lane. A

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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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