Woman survives falling 70 meters after motorcycle accident on mountain road

A motorcyclist was rescued after crashing her motorcycle, flying over a guardrail, and falling 70 meters down a steep, rocky slope in Pingtung County, Wednesday, April 27. The 19-year-old woman, named Zeng, was riding a motorcycle on Provincial Highway 24 in Wutai Township when she hit a fallen rock and crashed shortly after noon, according to reports. A friend riding on another motorcycle immediately called emergency services. Firefighters used ropes to abseil down the cliff to reach Zeng, and found

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Pit bull almost sentenced to death after killing child now a pampered pooch

An American pit bull terrier that mauled a 3-year-old boy to death in rural Pingtung County in December is now living the life of a pampered pooch in Taipei City after being adopted by a couple last month. Animal lovers flooded Pingtung County Magistrate Pan Men-an’s (潘孟安) Facebook page pleading to save the life of the dog after it was handed over to the Pingtung County Agriculture Department following the fatal mauling on December 2, 2021. Agriculture department personnel placed

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Suspect who killed one, cut off another man’s arm, arrested after 3 weeks on the run

A suspect wanted for attacking two people with a watermelon knife, killing one, and seriously injuring another, during a dispute at a KTV in Pingtung County last month, has been arrested after a 21-day-long manhunt, Pingtung County police announced today, February 17. Pingtung County Police received a report of a dispute at a KTV in Pingtung City at 5:36 am, January 26. Fifteen police officers were dispatched to the scene of the incident. When police arrived the fight was over,

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Suspect fires at police during SWAT team raid: drug trafficking group arrested

A suspect fired at police before running out of ammunition and surrendering during a SWAT raid in southern Taiwan two days ago, Yunlin County police said at a press briefing today, January 21. Yunlin County Mayor Chang Li-shan commended police for cracking a major drugs and firearms case, and maintaining law and order in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holidays. The raid was a result of a months-long investigation after the Criminal Police Brigade of Yunlin County

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Dog lovers plea to save life of pit bull that mauled 3-year-old boy to death

Social media users have flooded a county magistrate’s Facebook page, in an attempt to save the life of a dog that mauled a three-year-old boy to death, after an animal protection worker uploaded a video of the pit bull appearing cute, puppy-like, and craving affection. At around 7:00 pm Thursday evening, in Chunri Village, Pingtung County, a three-year-old boy wandered out of his family’s home into a neighboring yard, where an American pit bull terrier was tied to a thick,

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Rider dead, motorcycle embedded in car after high-speed crash

A motorcyclist died after slamming into a car at high speed on a coastal highway in Pingtung County today, November 18. Traffic cam footage of the accident showed the driver of a Mercedes Benz sedan pulling out into traffic from a car park before a rider on a heavy motorcycle slammed into the vehicle without signs of braking on Provincial Highway 1 in Fangshan Township at 2:23 pm. The impact of the motorcycle hitting the car caused the car to

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Search and rescue team reach mountaineering group after 2-day hike: confirm one dead, one injured

Search and rescue personnel from the Pingtung County Fire Bureau reached a group of hikers in a remote location in the Central Mountain Range and are awaiting improved weather conditions for a helicopter airlift of one deceased and one injured. The group of 24 climbers called for help after two members of their team of 18 men and six women fell down a slope into a valley near Dagui (Big Ghost) Lake on the border of Kaohsiung City and Taitung

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Village residents call for action after attack by mentally ill man leaves woman seriously injured

Residents of a village in Pingtung County have organized a petition calling for a mentally ill man to be kept off the streets after a series of attacks, the latest of which left a 30-year-old woman seriously injured. The suspect named Yang allegedly attacked a convenience store clerk September 26, after she told him to put on a mask. Yang attempted to gouge out the woman’s eyes, leaving her at risk of remaining blind, according to reports after the case

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Police officer critically injured in drunk driving accident

A police officer who was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in Pingtung County was found to have a blood alcohol level seven times over the legal limit, according to reports today, September 24. The 25-year-old detective named Chen drank alcohol with a colleague in his office at the Linyuan Police Station in Kaohsiung City after finishing his duties at 2:00 am. Chen left the station at around 4:00 am to return to his home in Pingtung County. However, Chen’s

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Fatal high-speed drunk driving crash in Pingtung County: car disintegrated on impact

One man died and another was left in a critical condition after a single-vehicle crash in Checheng Township, Pingtung County yesterday, August 15, but the car was so badly damaged that police do not know which man was the driver. Traffic monitor footage of the incident shows that at 5:36 am Sunday, a black car drifted across the intersection of Zhongshan Road and Tainzhong Road at high speed before slamming into the safety island. Two men were rushed to Hengchun

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