Teen survives fall from 13th floor after landing on car

A high school student leapt from the roof of a 13 storey building in Yonghe District, New Taipei City yesterday evening, and survived after landing on a car stopped at a red light. At around 6:00pm, the 17-year-old male named Lu came home, dropped off his schoolbag, then climbed the stairs to the roof of the Renai Road residence, and jumped, according to reports in local media agencies. Lu hit branches of a tree before landing on the roof of

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2 Injured After Man Jumps from 5th Floor and lands on Scooter Rider

Two men were hospitalized last night, after a man jumped from the 5th floor of a building in Taipei City’s Wanhua District and landed on a moving scooter. At around 8:45pm, July 12, a 34 year-old man named Chen, depressed due to unemployment, jumped from the roof of the building on Zhonghua Road. Chen hit a 29 year-old man named Lin who was riding a scooter at the time. Lin suffered a fractured left lower-leg, while Chen suffered multiple fractures

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Man Survives 3 Storey Fall after Landing on Moving Taxi

A man in Keelung City jumped from a third floor balcony, and survived, after landing on a taxi passing through the narrow lane, this morning, May 15. Police received reports at around 8:00am that a man was on the third floor balcony ranting and threatening to jump. After rushing to the scene, the police officers learned that the building was uninhabited, and that the 27 year-old man, named Wu, lived nearby. The officers contacted Wu’s mother, and urged her to

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Elderly Man Survives After Jumping into Path of Train

[Picture: Taiwan Railway Administration] A man in his 70s rushed forward and jumped off the platform as a train came into Shanjia Station, at around 8:05 am this morning. After being hit by the train, the man ended up between the platform and the wheels, suffering scratches and bruises, but conscious and not seriously injured. The man, dressed in pajamas and a light jacket, was rescued by firefighters and rushed to Far East Memorial Hospital in Banciao District. Shanjia Station

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Man Survives 8 Story Fall

A man miraculously survived after jumping off a freeway bridge the equivalent of an 8 story building. The man landed on muddy ground and was conscious when rescuers arrived. When reporters and police asked him why he jumped off the bridge, the man kept mumbling “I saw the buddha….. I harmed the buddha”. The man suffered bone fractures, scratches and bruising.     Sources: SETN

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