Drunk driver caught after falling asleep on freeway

 A man has been charged for endangering the public after police responded to reports of a man laying in the emergency lane of National Highway 1 in Yunlin County early this morning. National Highway Police Dounan Branch received reports at around 3:00 am that a man was seen sleeping behind a car parked on the Huwei Township section of the freeway near the Dounan Interchange. Police found the man, named Tsai, obviously drunk with a breath alcohol level of 0.78

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Man shot in freeway road rage incident

A man was shot in the arm in what police believe was the result of a “driving dispute” on National Freeway 1 in Taichung City last night. According to the media reports, the 25-year-old man, named Lin, was driving from Taoyuan City to Taichung City with his girlfriend when somebody driving a black sedan began to flash their headlights and tailgating his vehicle after passing the Fengyuan Interchange at around 9:00 pm. Lin attempted to speed away and a game

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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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13 injured in freeway bus accident

Thirteen people were treated for slight injuries after a bus rear-ended a truck on National Highway 1 this afternoon in Taichung City. Emergency services responded to a report of the accident in the northbound lanes of the Fengyuan section at 4:17 pm. The most serious injury was a fractured arm suffered by the driver of the Kuo-Kuang company intercity bus. The rest of the injured were passengers of the bus, two of whom suffered broken teeth, and others scratches and

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Two police officers, suspect under escort injured in freeway crash

Two police officers and a handcuffed suspect were sent to hospital after being pulled out of a police car that left the freeway and rolled over following a collision with another vehicle today, December 7. Officer Zhang (張), 34, suffered head lacerations and a broken jaw. A suspect named Zhu (朱), 21, had a suspected forearm fracture, and lacerations and bruises to both hands. Zhang and Zhu were taken to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital for treatment. Officer Hong (洪), 31, was

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Driver falls to his death from elevated road after crashing Tesla

A man driving a Tesla fell to his death from an elevated section of Freeway one in Xizhi District, New Taipei City, after crashing into the center divider between the freeway and an off-ramp this afternoon, November 24. Two passengers in the car survived the crash, and were conscious but injured when firefighters pulled them out of the mangled wreck. The two survivors were sent to Neihu Tri-Services General Hospital for emergency treatment. The driver, a 23-year-old man named Hua

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Two bus accidents in one day on one freeway leave 3 dead, 22 injured

Two traffic accidents involving tour buses on Taiwan’s National Freeway 1 resulted in three fatalities, and left at least 22 injured after separate incidents in Taoyuan City, and Changhua County, yesterday, June 10. In Taoyuan County, at the 51.4 kilometer mark southbound, a bus belonging to the Kuo-Kuang Motor Transport company crashed into the back of a flatbed semi-trailer at around 2:45pm. The driver of the bus lost vital signs at the scene of the accident, and was declared dead

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Driver killed after car crushed between two trucks on freeway

The driver of a sedan died at the scene of a five-vehicle accident after a semi trailer plowed into stationary vehicles, crushing the car between two container trucks on National Freeway 1 this morning, March 21. The accident occurred at around 11:30am as a line of vehicles were stopped behind a road maintenance vehicle in the fast lane of the the freeway in the south-bound lanes at the 364.5 kilometer mark in Kaohsiung City. As the vehicles waited to merge

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33 injured after tour bus overturns on freeway

More than 30 people were injured after a tour bus lost control and flipped onto its side on National Freeway 3 in Changhua County this afternoon, March 9. The accident occurred at 4:43pm in the southbound lanes at the 192 kilometer mark near the Hemei Interchange in rainy conditions after the bus collided with a car. United Daily News reports that there were 32 people on the bus at the time of the accident. The group were returning to Kaohsiung

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Scooter rider drives on wrong side of freeway facing oncoming traffic in the fast lane for 60 kilometers

A man rode at speeds of 100 kilometers an hour on National Freeway 3, in the fast lane on the wrong side of the road, for a distance of about 60 kilometers, evading several Highway Police intercept points before finally coming to a stop near Taichung City, yesterday, February 13. The 43-year-old man named Huang entered the freeway from the Zhushan Interchange in Nantou County shortly before 6:00pm, driving against oncoming traffic at high speed, and heading north in the

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Two Highway Police Injured, one Critically, while attending Breakdown on Freeway

Two Highway Police officers were injured, and one is in a life-threatening condition, after a car plowed into their vehicle at high speed on National Freeway one in Taoyuan City in the early hours of this morning, November 23. Three officers from the Yangmei Highway Police station were called out to a breakdown in the southbound lanes on the Hukou Road section of the freeway at around 1:00am. The officers stopped their patrol car behind the broken down vehicle with

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