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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Bus Driver Charged after Scooter Rider Killed on Alishan Highway

A bus driver was charged with professional negligence today after a scooter rider was killed on the Alishan Highway this morning, December 27. At around 9:30am, Mr Zhang, 41, was driving a tour bus carrying Chinese tourists on the way to Mt Ali when he crossed the center line to overtake another vehicle, and slammed into a scooter traveling in the opposite direction. The scooter rider, a 23-year-old university student name Zhou, was killed instantly by the high-speed impact. Mr

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American Teacher Dies After Scooter Accident

A 71 year-old American man working as a cram school English teacher died yesterday, after being in a coma since April 8. At around 4:00pm, April 8, the man, identified only as David by local media, was riding his scooter on Jianping Road in Tainan City, when a 61 year-old woman named Chen, also on a scooter, crossed an intersection against a red light, causing a collision. David, who was not wearing a motorcycle helmet, was knocked unconscious and remained

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Eight Scooter Riders Bowled Over by Out of Control Car

Six college students were injured after a car went out of control and careered into a group of 7 scooters traveling together on route 28 in Kaohsiung yesterday. At around 9:30 pm, a driver named Zheng (鄭), who police suspect was speeding, lost control of his vehicle on a bend, and smashed into the group of 8 young scooter riders aged 19 and 20, who were on their way to Qishan Township. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life threatening,

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Under-aged, Unlicensed Teen Killed in Scooter Accident, Another Seriously Injured

A 14 year-old boy died and a 13 year-old is in a critical condition after the two boys crashed a scooter on a mountain road in Taichung yesterday. Neither boy was wearing a helmet. Three junior high students were enjoying the day at an uncle’s fishing pond when they decided to buy some fireworks rockets. Two of the boys took the uncle’s unlicensed scooter to go to a grocery store, while a third boy rode a bicycle and followed. On

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Car Plows into Scooters: 5 Injured

Update: A 72 year-old woman among the injured has died, and an 83 year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide. A car plowed into a group of stationary scooter riders waiting at a red light in Kaohsiung today, knocking down vehicles and riders like bowling pins and resulting in injuries to five people. At 5:30pm this evening, seven scooters were stopped at a red light at an intersection in Renwu Township, when the car careered into them from behind.

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Drunk Driver Causes Serious Accident: Tries to Pin it on Her Son

A woman in Taichung hit a scooter rider at high speed, causing serious injuries, then called her son to come help her. When police arrived, she told them her son had been driving, and had left the scene of the accident. Police were suspicious of her story. The woman reeked of alcohol and had bruises on her face. A short time later, her son arrived and denied he was the driver at the time of the accident. The woman, who had a

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Man Dragged Under Taxi

A scooter rider in Taipei City is fortunate to have survived an accident after he was thrown off his bike and run over by a taxi. The man came to grief after a motorist who had just parked his car opened the driver’s side door without looking, an action that causes more than 3000 accidents in Taiwan every year. The scooter hit the door, causing the rider to fall into the traffic. A taxi following close behind ran over the man, who

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