Concrete mixer truck plunges 20 meters off elevated expressway

The driver of a concrete mixer truck died after his vehicle plunged around 20 meters off an elevated expressway in Kaohsiung City today, August 16. The truck had just left National Freeway One and was rounding a curve on an elevated exit ramp when it hit the guardrail and toppled over shortly before 11:00 am. The truck landed on the sidewalk on Yugang Road. Fortunately no vehicles or pedestrians were passing by at the time. Kaohsiung City Fire Bureau dispatched

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Three injured, highway closed after chemical tanker crash and fire

Three people were injured, two critically, after a chemical tanker carrying isoocytl acrylate crashed into a stationary dump truck at high speed on the West Coast Expressway (Highway 61) in Changhua County today, May 8. Changhua County Fire Bureau responded to reports at 10:59 am, dispatching 16 fire trucks, 4 ambulances, and 36 personnel to the scene of the accident. Highway traffic monitor footage showed that the 17 ton dump truck, was temporarily stopped on the side of the road

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One firefighter dead, 4 injured after collision in Kaohsiung City

A Kaohsiung City firefighter lost signs of life at the scene of an accident, and four others were injured, after a fire truck dispatched to the scene of a fire collided with a semi-trailer, last night, February 13. Five firefighters were aboard the fire truck, dispatched from the Fengxiang Fire Station to Dingpu Street in Fengshan District at around 10:00 pm when the accident occurred. Dash-cam footage provided by a witness to local media agencies showed the firetruck, with sirens

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Lamborghini, fuel tanker destroyed: drivers survive head on collision

Two people were injured after the driver of a Lamborghini crossed over the double yellow center line on a highway in southern Taiwan, and crashed head-on into a fuel tanker. At around 8:00am this morning, March 31, the driver of a brand-new Lamborghini, recently imported into Taiwan, and still bearing temporary license plates, crossed the center line on a blind bend on Provincial Highway 9 in Pingtung County. The Lamborghini hit a China Petroleum Company (CPC) tanker head-on, causing the

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Drunk truck driver rams cop during police chase

The driver of a semi-trailer is facing a range of charges, including attempted murder, after he reversed into an officer on a police scooter in Taichung City yesterday, March 5. At around 2:00pm, an officer named Liu attempted to pull the driver over after he was observed going through a red light in Tanzi District, but the driver failed to stop, and led the officer on a chase, speeding along narrow country lanes narrowly missing cars, scooters and cyclists. At

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Runaway Truck Leaves Trail of Destruction in Nantou City

Seven people were injured, one critically, after a truck loaded with bricks lost brakes and barreled downhill into traffic stopped at an intersection in Nantou City this evening, September 14. A total of 18 vehicles were damaged or destroyed, according to Apple Daily, after the truck left a trail of destruction for a length of more than 300 meters. At around 5:40pm, the flatbed semi-trailer fully loaded with pallets of bricks estimated to weigh 20 to 30 tons, according to

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Truck in Horror Crash Overloaded: Driver Unlicensed

A police investigation into a crash on Freeway 3 in Taichung yesterday, that saw a family of three killed, revealed that the truck was overloaded, and the truck driver was not licensed to drive a heavy vehicle. Shortly after 3:00pm yesterday, October 24, a semi-trailer carrying steel beams went out of control in the south-bound lanes, jumped the central traffic divider, and slammed into an Audi sedan traveling north-bound. The 41 year-old driver of the sedan, his 35 year-old wife,

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Truck Involved in Rear End Accident Showed no Signs of Braking

The driver of a truck that rear-ended a semi-trailer on the Formosa Freeway this morning is in a coma after sustaining critical injuries. Police say there are no signs of brake marks on the road. The accident happened around 5:00am in the northbound lanes of Freeway #3 at the 142km mark in Miaoli County. Police said it appeared that the 55 year-old driver of the goods truck failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and the coal truck

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1 Dead, 6 Injured After Truck Plows into Cars

Update: 3:17pm: 2 dead, 3 injured One person died and four were hospitalized after a truck plowed into cars on the National Highway in Tainan this morning. Tainan City Fire Bureau received a report of the accident at 7:56am. Six ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Highway Police said the deceased, a driver named Lin, died at the scene due to severe head injuries. Three males and one female were rushed to hospital with two described as

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Runaway Truck Kills one Injures 3 (includes video)

Tainan: Suspected brake failure caused a 10 ton truck to roll down a freeway exit ramp and across a busy 4 lane road, killing a scooter rider and injuring 3 other other people. The incident was caught on security cameras. Footage shows the out of control speeding truck hitting 3 cars, then smashing through the center traffic divider, before hitting the scooter rider.   Sources: CTi, Apple Daily

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