Hydrochloric acid spilled on freeway after tanker overturns

Firefighters sprayed water on the road surface to dilute hydrochloric acid that spilled from a tanker truck that overturned on National Highway 1 in Yunlin County today, January 17. Yunlin County Fire Department said that it received a report about an overturned chemical tanker in the northbound lanes of the freeway at the 241 kilometer mark at around 1:30 pm. Firefighters found the driver of the truck conscious and without serious injury. However, hydrochloric acid had leaked onto the road

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1 dead, 1 injured after wheel falls off truck on freeway

A female passenger in a car was killed instantly, and the driver was injured, after a wheel fell off a truck and bounced into oncoming traffic on National Highway 3 in Kaohsiung City today, December 10. According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, a semitrailer carrying recyclable materials was travelling southbound when a left rear wheel disconnected from the trailer, and bounced into the northbound lanes at the 384.8 kilometer mark, at around 12:50 pm. The wheel hit a pick-up truck

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Two gravel truck drivers dead after head-on collision on Coastal Highway

Both drivers died after two gravel trucks collided on the Northern Coastal Highway in New Taipei City this morning, December 31. According to Ruifang Police Precinct, two gravel trucks travelling in opposite directions crashed head on at 5:50 am at the 118.8 kilometer mark in Gongliao District. The impact of the crash left both truck cabins severely mangled with the two drivers trapped in the wreckage. The 24-year-old driver of one of the trucks, named Lin, was “obviously dead” when

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Out of control gravel truck leaves wake of destruction: 2 dead, 4 injured

The driver of a gravel truck and one other person died after the truck veered into oncoming traffic before crashing into an abandoned factory building in Taoyuan City this morning. According to reports, the driver, a 48-year-old man named Shi, lost control of the truck on Zhongzheng East Road near the Dayuan Interchange at 6:44 am. Traffic monitor footage shows the truck suddenly veering over a traffic island into oncoming traffic lanes, and hitting two cars before crashing into a

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Gravel truck driver dies in fire after crashing into chemical tanker

The driver of a gravel truck died after he was trapped in the burning cabin of his vehicle following a collision with a chemical tanker in Hsinchu City today, November 19. The driver of a chemical tanker carrying liquid ammonia was slowing to a stop for a red light on the West Coast Highway when a gravel truck driven by a 72-year-old man, named Chen, plowed into his vehicle from behind. The violent impact caused the tanker to tip over

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Gravel trucks collide on Suhua Highway, one driver drunk

The driver of a gravel truck involved in a collision on the Suhua Highway today was drunk at the time of the accident, according to a police investigation. According to the investigation so far, the 32-year-old driver of a gravel truck, named Shen, skidded into the mountainside wall before veering out of control into the oncoming traffic lane, and crashing through the guardrail at the 114.9 kilometer mark. Another gravel truck traveling in the opposite direction driven by a 67-year-old

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Truck driver rescued from cabin suspended in midair after crash

Firefighters spent more than one hour in a difficult rescue operation after a truck driver was trapped in his vehicle suspended in midair in Changhua County this morning, November 8. According to reports, the 42-year-old driver, named Hsie, was driving a semi-trailer loaded with livestock feed when he crashed into a guardrail on a ramp at the Changua Freeway Interchange at 6:38 am. The collision seriously damaged the front section of the truck and left the cabin hanging precariously around

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Truck crash blocks freeway in both directions: compact car narrowly avoids destruction

A truck accident on National Highway One in Tainan City blocked traffic in both directions this afternoon, and dashcam footage showed one driver narrowly escape being hit by a flying axle and wheel set. At around 2:00 pm the driver of a semitrailer carrying scrap metal lost control of his vehicle due to a left front tire blowout at the 331 kilometer mark. The truck veered into the central traffic divider, leaving the trailer tipped over, and the cab in

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Hydrogen tanker crashes and explodes on freeway in Changhua City

A hydrogen tanker crashed on an elevated section of National Freeway 3 in Changhua City, killing the driver, and causing a massive explosion after the tank unit plunged more than 20 meters onto a road below. At around 12:20 am, the southbound tanker crashed into the guardrail on a ring ramp leading to Freeway 1 at the Changhua System interchange. The impact of the crash caused the tank unit to separate from the chassis of the vehicle. The tank unit

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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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