Wet weather across Taiwan this week has resulted in many traffic accidents. Yesterday, Saturday August 29, a two-vehicle collision on the national highway at Chiayi led to further collisions as other drivers failed to brake on time on the slippery road. A total of 6 vehicles were damaged, and 8 people were injured.
Firefighters were dealing with the first collision when a pile-up of four cars occurred about 100 meters behind them. The 8 injured were ferried to three different hospitals. None of the injuries were serious or life-threatening.
The following video shows a dashcam video of the first car that caused the pile-up, after going out of control and smashing into the traffic barrier. Other cars crashed as they tried to avoid the vehicle.
Sources: CTi, Apple Daily (Taiwan)
Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding. If you found this article informative, and would like to support my work, please buy me a coffee or support me on Patreon. Subscribe to Taiwan English News for free to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, comment below.