Out of control gravel truck leaves wake of destruction: 2 dead, 4 injured

The driver of a gravel truck and one other person died after the truck veered into oncoming traffic before crashing into an abandoned factory building in Taoyuan City this morning. According to reports, the driver, a 48-year-old man named Shi, lost control of the truck on Zhongzheng East Road near the Dayuan Interchange at 6:44 am. Traffic monitor footage shows the truck suddenly veering over a traffic island into oncoming traffic lanes, and hitting two cars before crashing into a

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Gravel truck driver dies in fire after crashing into chemical tanker

The driver of a gravel truck died after he was trapped in the burning cabin of his vehicle following a collision with a chemical tanker in Hsinchu City today, November 19. The driver of a chemical tanker carrying liquid ammonia was slowing to a stop for a red light on the West Coast Highway when a gravel truck driven by a 72-year-old man, named Chen, plowed into his vehicle from behind. The violent impact caused the tanker to tip over

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Gravel trucks collide on Suhua Highway, one driver drunk

The driver of a gravel truck involved in a collision on the Suhua Highway today was drunk at the time of the accident, according to a police investigation. According to the investigation so far, the 32-year-old driver of a gravel truck, named Shen, skidded into the mountainside wall before veering out of control into the oncoming traffic lane, and crashing through the guardrail at the 114.9 kilometer mark. Another gravel truck traveling in the opposite direction driven by a 67-year-old

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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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Gravel truck crash flattens car: family survive with minor injuries

A family of three were taken to hospital with only “minor physical contusions” after a driver lost control of his gravel truck in wet road conditions and crashed into their SUV in New Taipei City today, Sunday, September 20. A 44-year-old man named Chen, his 39-year-old wife, and their 13-year-old son were left trapped in the severely deformed vehicle after the skidding gravel truck, driven by a 52-year-old man named Lee, slammed into them on Provincial Highway 64 at around

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Truck driver unscathed after flying wheel destroys cabin

The driver of a gravel truck walked away uninjured after a wheel came off a truck traveling in the opposite direction and smashed into his windscreen in Changhua County yesterday, August 10. Mr Jian was traveling in the northbound lanes of the West Coast Expressway at around 11:00 am when a left, rear wheel from a semi-trailer traveling southbound came off the trailer, bounced over the center guardrail, and landed on the passenger side of the gravel truck’s cabin. Fortunately,

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Driver Killed in Horror Smash; Tour Bus Passengers Escape Injury

The driver of an SUV was killed in Taitung City this morning after a gravel truck smashed into his vehicle, pushing it into the back of a tour bus. At around 9:00am, a traffic light on Zhiben Road, Section 2, had just turned from red to green, when the gravel truck hit the SUV from behind, pushing the vehicle for around 40 meters until it came to a stop against the back of a bus carrying a group of international

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Gravel Truck Overturns on Rain-Damaged Road

A truck driver escaped with minor injuries after hitting a washed out section of road in Nantou County this morning. The accident happened at around 6:30am after heavy rain overwhelmed the drainage culvert, causing a cross-section of the road to wash out. The complete front wheel and axle assembly was ripped out from under the truck, which then overturned. The road is part of an 11.5 kilometer network built exclusively for the use of gravel trucks. The road was opened

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Gravel Truck Driver Looking Around and Digging His Ear Before Sandwiching Little Blue Truck

A driver involved in a fatal accident where a small truck was sandwiched between two semi-trailers was found to have lied when he said that the vehicle in front had suddenly stopped, leaving him no time to brake and avoid a collision. Tuesday morning September 26, a 33 year-old driver of a small truck was killed after being sandwiched between two gravel trucks. Internal video monitors from the gravel truck driver’s cabin released yesterday, showed that the driver was not

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