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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Two Kids Thrown out of Car in High-speed Rollover Accident

Two children survived being thrown out of a car after two vehicles collided and rolled over on National Freeway 1, in Chiayi County, September 3. Dramatic dash-cam footage of the accident was released to the media today. The driver of the vehicle is suspected to have failed to pay attention to traffic conditions ahead as he overtook another vehicle. The vehicle clipped another car, causing both to roll over. Two children in the vehicle, aged 8 and 10 years-old were

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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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Three Highway Police Killed in the Line of Duty

Three people, including two highway police officers, were killed when a truck slammed into them on National Highway 1 this morning in Tainan. At around 5:30am, police officers pulled over a truck found to be in violation of traffic regulations. While the officers were standing behind the truck, issuing a ticket, another truck slammed into the parked patrol car behind them, crushing the three men between the truck and the patrol car. All three died at the scene of the

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Truck Driver Narrowly Averts Disaster after Losing Brakes

New Taipei City: The driver of a semi-trailer carrying steel girders lost his brakes on a downhill section of Freeway 1, and ran his truck into the outer traffic barrier in order to slow down and stop his truck. The 42 year-old driver named Yang was traveling on the downhill section between Linkou and Taishan yesterday morning at around 10:00am, when his truck began speeding up. Yang attempted to brake but was unable to slow down the heavily loaded vehicle.

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Woman Survives Rollover Accident then Hit and Killed by Truck

[Picture: National Highway Police Bureau.] A woman in Changhua County survived a rollover accident on National Freeway 1, only to be killed after a semi-trailer slammed into the back of the vehicle. At around 6:00am this morning, Ms Chen, 51, lost control of her vehicle after being clipped by another car when one of the cars was changing lanes. Chen got out of the vehicle, but her 21 year-old daughter remained trapped in the car. Chen was trying to open

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