Train driver, three passengers injured in level crossing collision

Four people were taken to hospital after a local commuter train hit a truck on a level crossing in Kaohsiung City this afternoon. The collision occurred at 1:13 pm on a level crossing near the Nandong cement factory between XinZuoying and Nanzi Stations. The local shuttle service #3198 train suffered serious impact damage to the front cabin and was derailed. Train traffic was blocked in both directions affecting 34 trains and an estimated 5,090 passengers by 5:00 pm. Single-line two-way

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Woman survives level crossing accident with minor injuries: TRA admits equipment fault

Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) issued a press release this morning, November 24, in which it apologized for an accident that occurred on a level crossing in Taichung City on Friday night, citing faulty equipment as a causal factor. At 9:35pm, November 22, a woman named Lin, 45, was driving her silver sedan across a level crossing between Xinwuri and Cheng-gong stations when a limited-express train slammed into the vehicle. While the car was almost completely destroyed, Ms Lin suffered no

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Driver Killed in Level Crossing Accident

The driver of a car that charged through the boom gates at a level crossing in Tainan died this morning after his car was hit by a train. The impact of the collision caused the driver to be thrown out of the car. The mangled wreck of the car blocked rail traffic in both directions until it was removed with a backhoe. A total of 28 trains and 7,180 passengers were affected by the accident.

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Car Crushed by Train

A car was crushed by a train when it was struck at a level crossing, then jammed between the train and a building. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The driver failed to notice the flashing lights, crossing bell, or the oncoming train as he negotiated the crossing. The driver of the train, which was carrying over 100 passengers applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time to avoid the collision. Fortunately, as the train was approaching

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