Street racer shot in the leg after causing fatal crash and attacking police officers

A man was shot in the leg after attacking police officers attending the scene of a traffic accident in Taipei City early this morning, November 14. According to Taipei City Police, at around 4:20 am a 22-year-old man, named Lee, was racing with an underaged, 16-year-old driver, named Chiang, on Zhongxiao West Road when Lee’s vehicle clipped the rear of another car as they entered the Zhongshan Road underpass. The car hit by Lee went out of control and rolled

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Man dies after being hit and run over by 4 cars in Taipei City

A man in Taipei City died after being hit and runover by four vehicles on a pedestrian crossing in dark, rainy conditions in the early hours of the morning today, May 2. According to reports, the 41-year-old man, named Zhuang, was crossing Zhongxiao West Road at the intersection of Xining Road when he was hit and knocked down by a taxi driven by a man named Ding at around 3:00 am. Ding pulled over immediately, but a few seconds later,

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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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Female appointed Taipei Main Station Station Master for first time in history

For the first time in its 135-year history, a female has been appointed as station master at Taipei Main Station, and began duties after a handover ceremony today, February 7. During the ceremony to appoint the 25th station master of Taiwan Railway Administration’s largest train station, outgoing station master Tu Wei-ting (涂維庭) handed responsibility for the management of Taiwan’s largest railway station over to 43-year-old Hu Yongzhi (胡詠芝). Hu holds a master’s degree in transportation and logistics management from National

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Driver goes wrong way on elevated expressway: motorcyclist plunges to his death

A driver accidentally drove on an elevated expressway in the wrong direction, causing an accident that sent a motorcyclist plunging more than 20 meters to the ground in Taipei City late last night, January 25. According to reports, a 41-year-old woman, named Wu, was following instructions from a GPS navigation system when she crossed double-yellow lines on Huandong Boulevard in Neihu District, and drove onto an elevated section of road into oncoming traffic lanes. Dashcam footage from Wu’s car showed

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Taiwan’s first earthquake for 2022 a magnitude 6: some minor damage, no casualties reported

Rockfalls, minor damage to some buildings, and power and water cuts were reported after a magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County this evening, Monday, January 3. The tremblor struck at 5:46 pm, 56.7 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 19.4 kilometers, according to Earthquake Report 001 of the Central Weather Bureau, marking the first recorded earthquake for 2022. With a magnitude of 6 at the epicenter, the strongest level felt on land

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6 people on one scooter spotted in Taipei City

A family of six was seen riding a scooter across Bailing Bridge in Taipei City, December 7, and some YouTube viewers suggested that the government should give them a free SUV. Dashcam footage uploaded to a popular YouTube channel showed two adults and four children crammed onto the motorcycle as it headed into Shilin District. Assumed to be a man and wife, two children stood on the floorboard, while a toddler sat between the adults, and the mother held a

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Police find gun and bullets hidden in fake bible

Police searching a vehicle belonging to a man suspected of using a gun to intimidate debt collectors in Taipei City, Friday, found a pistol and ammunition hidden in a box disguised as a bible. Police were responding to a report October 22, after a man walked into an “asset management” company on Minquan East Road, Taipei City, brandishing a handgun at around 1:00 pm. The man, named Hsu, expressed dissatisfaction at the asset management company’s attempts to collect a debt

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Rockfall crushes parked cars in Taipei City

Three cars parked beneath a steep slope in Neihu District, Taipei City, were badly damaged by fallen boulders after a rockfall caused by heavy rain generated by Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu this morning, October 11. The Taipei City Government was notified of the rockfall at at Lane 456 Chenggong Road, at around 7:30 am . A total of four cars were damaged, but fortunately there were no injuries reported. Police blocked the road section while engineers examined the slope and

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