Man arrested for fatal hit and run also faces drugs and guns charges

A suspect was arrested yesterday, after an investigation into a hit and run accident in Chiayi County, and police also found a handgun, ammunition, and drugs in the suspect’s motel room. On the morning of October 12, a car suspected to have been driven by a man named Lin, hit a scooter in Dalin Township, Chiayi County. The 32-year-old scooter rider, named Lee, was left seriously injured, and died in hospital yesterday, October 19. Lin did not stop after the

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Man involved in two hit-and-runs before smashing into taxi, killing driver and passenger

A man in Kaohsiung City hit two motorcycle riders in succession, and kept driving until he rear-ended a taxi, killing two people last night, Monday, September 8. Mr Shen, 43, driving a black sedan on Yanhai 1st Road in Xiaogang District, first hit a heavy motorcycle ridden by a 41-year-old man named Liao. Shen didn’t stop at the scene of the accident. Around one minute later, Shen hit a scooter ridden by a man named Chen at the intersection of

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Man arrested for throwing old woman off bridge after scooter accident

A Vietnamese migrant worker was arrested on Christmas eve, two hours after he allegedly knocked over an elderly woman, then threw her off a bridge before fleeing the scene of the accident in New Taipei City. Shortly after 9:00 pm on December 24, 79-year-old Ms Du (杜) was walking across Fenglin Bridge in Ruifang District, when she was hit by a scooter from behind. According to a witness, the scooter rider then picked up the petite Ms Du, and threw

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Ride of Silence in Honor of Cyclist who Died in Hit and Run Accident

A group of close to 100 cyclists today held a 16 kilometer “Ride of Silence” in memory of a 21 year-old university student who died after being hit by a car in Changhua County last Sunday, July 29. The cyclists gathered in Changhua City and rode to the scene of the accident where they laid flowers for the fallen cycling enthusiast Ni (倪), who was riding with his father following behind him late afternoon last Sunday when a car traveling

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Drunk Driver Hits and Kills Woman then Drives 3km with Body on Roof

An elderly woman was hit and killed in Hsinchu County this morning, and the driver fled the scene with the woman upside down on the roof, and her head stuck in the windshield. The woman’s body fell off the vehicle while he was making a left turn around 3 kilometers from the scene of the accident. Ms Wu, 77, was with her husband, on their way to do their morning exercises on Xinhe Road at around 4:00am when she was

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Road Worker Killed in Hit and Run: Truck Driver Arrested

A truck driver was arrested in Pingtung County late last night after police traced a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run incident on National Freeway 3 yesterday afternoon. At around 2:50pm, in the south bound lanes of Freeway 3 in Tainan, a 57 year old road construction worker died after a truck crashed through traffic cones into a newly-paved section of road. More than a dozen workers were engaged in installing reflectors on the section at the time.

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Driver Arrested after Fatal Hit and Run

A man was arrested in New Taipei City this afternoon, after an elderly woman was hit and killed by a car in Taoyuan City early this morning, April 10. Ms Zhao, 71, went out for her regular morning exercise at around 4:00am, but was hit by a car while crossing the road on a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Minshing and Hekou Roads, and was later declared dead in hospital. Police accessed traffic surveillance camera footage and identified a

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3 Injured in Kaohsiung Hit and Run

The driver of a car in Kaohsiung City fled on foot this morning, after drifting into oncoming traffic lanes and bowling over two scooters. Three people were injured in the accident, including a woman who is reported to be in the intensive care unit with crush injuries to her left leg. At around 7:30am this morning, a small, black coupe driven by a man named Yang slowly drifted into oncoming traffic on Pingdeng Road in Fengshan District. After hitting two

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Suspected Drunk Driver Flees after Crashing into Campus Building

Police suspect a drunk driver fled after crashing into an outbuilding of an elementary school campus in Danshui District in the early hours of the morning, today, January 22. At around 2:00 am, a driver lost control of a black Lexus and crashed through a hedge before smashing through a low brick wall and hitting a building in the campus of Xinshi Elementary School. The building is located on the school’s farm. Residents in nearby high-rise apartment buildings were woken

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Driver Runs Away after High-Speed Collision

[Cover Picture: Liberty Times Network] A driver in Kaohsiung left the scene of an accident this morning after slamming into a scooter at high speed and seriously injuring a woman before careering into a lamp post and seriously damaging his own car. At 4:15am police were called to the scene of the accident in Qianzhen District (前鎮區) where they found the injured woman named Lai. Ms Lai suffered head injuries and multiple fractures, including a fractured pelvis. Police found the

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Fatal Hit and Run: Victim’s Leg Found 3km Away

A man riding a scooter was killed in Banciao District of New Taipei City after being hit by a Mercedes Benz that ran a red light in the early hours of the morning, Wednesday June 14. The victim was thrown 30 meters from the point of impact, and his leg was severed below the knee. However, police and ambulance officers were unable to locate the missing limb. The 55 year-old scooter rider was pronounced dead at the hospital. Several hours

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