Tesla breaks in half, catches fire after plunging off freeway bridge

One man died, and another was injured, after the driver of a Tesla lost control of his vehicle, smashed through a guardrail, and plunged 6.5 meters off a bridge in Yunlin County, yesterday, June 6. Yunlin County Fire Department received reports of an accident in the southbound lanes of Highway 1 in Huwei Township at 9:12 pm. Firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident to find the white tesla broken into two pieces, with the front section on fire.

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Bus driver considered a serious criminal suspect following investigation into fatal crash

Prosecutors applied to the court this morning to keep a bus driver in detention, as they considered him a “serious criminal suspect” for his involvement in a crash that killed 4 and injured 22 people on a freeway in Yunlin County yesterday, Saturday, October 21. The 63-year-old driver, named Chen, is expected to be formally charged with offenses including professional negligence causing death later today, after a forensic examination of the bodies of the deceased is completed. Witness testimony, Chen’s

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Bus crash on freeway leaves 4 dead, 22 injured

Four people died and 22 were injured after a crash involving a tour bus and an SUV on National Highway 3 in Yunlin County today, October 21. According to reports, a tour bus crashed into the central traffic divider and collided with a car at around 9:40 am. The Yunlin County Fire Department dispatched four firetrucks, 10 ambulances, and 30 personnel to the scene of the accident. Four people were found without breathing and heartbeat. A 12 year old boy

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Suspect fires at police during SWAT team raid: drug trafficking group arrested

A suspect fired at police before running out of ammunition and surrendering during a SWAT raid in southern Taiwan two days ago, Yunlin County police said at a press briefing today, January 21. Yunlin County Mayor Chang Li-shan commended police for cracking a major drugs and firearms case, and maintaining law and order in the lead up to the Lunar New Year holidays. The raid was a result of a months-long investigation after the Criminal Police Brigade of Yunlin County

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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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Baby found abandoned at school gate in Yunlin County

Police and social workers in Yunlin County are searching for the parents of a two-month-old baby, after it was found abandoned in the courtyard of a kindergarten in Dayi Township. A member of staff at the kindergarten was alerted by the sound of the infant’s faint cries when she stepped out of the front door at around 5:00 pm, yesterday, Tuesday, December 4. The baby was dressed in thin clothing, and wrapped in a bath towel. A medical examination at

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6 injured after drag race car plows into spectators

At least six people were injured when a car slid sideways into a crowd watching a drag race in Yunlin County today, December 4. Video footage of the incident shows the wheels of a white Mercedes Benz spinning and smoking at the start of a race, and the driver apparently losing control before sliding into the crowd sideways and in reverse. The accident happened at around 4:20 pm. According to reports, six people were injured. Among the injured, some were

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Explosion, fire at Formosa Plastics refinery injures 3, causes pollution spike

Three people were injured after an explosion and fire at the Formosa Plastics Mialiao No. 6 refinery in Yunlin County this morning, and the company will be fined for breaches of the Air Pollution Control law. Twenty-three fire trucks and 76 personnel were dispatched from nearby fire stations after reports of the explosion and blaze at around 9:00 am. Yunlin County Fire Department Chief Lin Wen-shan said that the primary combustion material consisted of heavy oil and hydrogen, burning an

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Citizens take down robber in Yunlin County

Restaurant customers and passersby caught a man and pinned him to the ground until police arrived after a robbery in a hot pot restaurant in Beigang Township, Yunlin County today, May 10. The Wuxian Hot Pot Restaurant was just about to open, and a clerk was preparing the cash float when a man walked in and claimed that he was from head office and making an inspection of the restaurant. The man grabbed the several thousand NT dollars in cash,

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Police dispatched to head off vigilantes after child abuse video uploaded to social media

Around 50 police officers were dispatched to a township in Yunlin County last night after social media users threatened to hunt down a man who was seen violently kicking a small girl outside a residential community. A video was uploaded to Facebook showing a couple with two small children on a street outside a building in Xiluo Township, when the man suddenly hit and kicked the girl, who appears around 5 years old. The couple and children then left in

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