Driver was reading text messages when truck crashed into freeway maintenance crew killing 2

The driver of a truck that crashed into two road maintenance vehicles on National Freeway 3 yesterday, causing two deaths and three injuries, told police that he was using his phone at the time of the accident. The National Highway Police Bureau said that at 2:45 pm yesterday, May 6, the truck carrying 50,000 rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 crashed into the road crew in the southbound lanes on the Xihu section of freeway 3 in Miaoli County. Two of

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1 dead, 4 injured in 6-truck pile-up on West Coast Expressway

One person died and four were left injured after a semi-trailer hit a road construction vehicle then plowed into five other trucks on the West Coast Expressway (Provincial Highway 61) in Taichung City this morning, May 4. Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report at 10:23 am that a number of vehicles were involved in a traffic accident at the 150.9 kilometer mark in the northbound lanes of the expressway in Qingshui District, and that two people were trapped in

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Sulfuric acid tanker rolls over on freeway exit

The driver of a chemical tanker was slightly injured, but fortunately no sulfuric acid leaked, after the truck rolled over on an exit of National Highway 3 in Miaoli County today, February 15. The Miaoli County Fire Department received reports that a tanker truck carrying sulfuric acid had overturned in the northbound exit lanes at the Zhunan Township interchange at 12:32 pm, and that an unknown liquid was leaking onto the road. Firefighters arrived to find that the liquid was

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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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