Spanish tourist dies after scooter hit by truck in Pingtung County

A Spanish woman who entered Taiwan on a tourist visa died after a truck driving on the wrong side of the road hit her scooter in Pingtung County last night, September 4. The 26-year-old woman, who is not named in media reports, was on her way back to a homestay in Manzhou Township when a light truck crossed the double-yellow lines and smashed head-on into her scooter the Fenshuiling section of County Road 200 in Changle Village shortly after 8:30

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Two migrant workers killed in Yilan County traffic accident

Two Indonesian migrant workers died after a truck hit their electric scooter at high speed while the men were stopped at a red light in Yilan County this morning, July 12. Yilan County Fire Department received reports about the traffic accident on Meifu Road, in Zhuangwei Township at around 11:20 am. The rider of the electric scooter, a 26-year-old man named Daimas Prasetiyo, was without signs of life at the scene of the accident, and was declared dead at the

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Tourist sugar train back on track a day after crash and derailment

A former sugar train converted to carry tourists at an old sugar factory in Changhua County is back in operation after a collision and derailment at a level crossing yesterday, June 25. The Xihu Sugar Factory train, carrying 270 passengers was hit by a truck at around 1:30 pm yesterday afternoon, derailing the locomotive and the first two carriages, and causing the locomotive to plunge off a bridge into a drainage ditch. Fortunately, the passengers and driver of the train

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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 Fighting for Life After Attempting to Speed through Intersection

The driver of a little blue truck was thrown out the window before his vehicle flipped and landed on top of him after a collision in Nantou County this morning. At around 6:00am, the traffic lights at the intersection of Nan’an Road and Zhongzheng Road in Puli township were not yet operational, and were flashing orange in one direction, meaning slow down, and red on the perpendicular, meaning stop and give way. According to traffic monitor footage, the 70 year-old

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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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