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A Canadian man was pronounced dead at Saint Mark’s Hospital, February 24, after a scooter accident in Chuchi(Jhuci) township, Chiayi County. A female Czech national passenger was injured, but conscious, after the motorcycle left the road and plunged into a rice paddy.
According to United Daily News, the deceased was identified as a 23 year-old student attending National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, with the Chinese name 杜蘭佛. The 20 year-old passenger suffered cuts and bruises and is described as not seriously injured.
The United Daily News report described the location of the accident as “quite remote” and unlit. The accident happened at around 6:00pm. The students were riding a rented motorcycle.