1 Dead, 12 Injured in Drunk Driving Accident

[Picture: United Daily News] A driver in New Taipei City’s Hsinchuang District plowed into scooter riders and a pedestrian, leaving 1 dead and 12 injured this evening, Monday, March 6. Police at the scene measured the driver’s blood-alcohol level at 0.59mg/L. The 37 year-old driver, surnamed Tsai told police that his brakes had failed. However, police found that not only was Tsai drunk, he was driving without a license, after having it revoked for drunk driving last year. Tsai, who

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Worst Road Accident in 30 Years: 33 Dead, 11 Injured

[Picture: United Daily News] Firefighters worked through the night to extricate dead and injured passengers after a tour coach overturned on a highway near Taipei at around 9:00pm February 13. The accident marks the worst road accident in Taiwan in 30 years with 33 Dead and 11 injured. The tour group had spent the day visiting Wuling Farm in Ilan County to view cherry blossoms. The bus overturned while negotiating a bend at the Mucha Interchange on Highway 5. Preliminary

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Tour Bus Crash: 28 Dead at the Scene

Picture: UDN. A tour bus carrying 44 passengers lost control on National Highway 5, and crashed over a safety barrier near the Mucha Interchange this evening, February 13, 2017. The death toll so far stands at 28, according to Taiwan media reports. A further 16 injured passengers have been rushed to various hospitals in the area.

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People Pitch-in to Lift Bus off Accident Victim

Fifteen passers-by helped lift a bus to free a man who was stuck under it after the bus smashed into the back of the victim’s SUV in Sanxia, yesterday evening. At around 8:00pm, a couple had just parked their car and were taking their 4 year-old twins out of the back seat, when a bus driver ‘suffering a lapse in concentration’ drove his bus into the back of the vehicle. Thirty-four year-old Ms Wu was thrown onto the sidewalk, while

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Rider lands on Car Roof after Crash

One motorcyclist landed on the roof of the car, and another in a roadside ditch, after a driver smashed into the riders head on while performing an illegal overtake around a blind bend. The driver of the car, Mr Chen, crossed double lines, and was on the wrong side of the road as he was going into the bend. One motorcylist, Mr Wang, ended up on the roof of the car, suffering multiple fractures. His injuries were described as non

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Tour Bus Crash Near Keelung: 8 Injured

Eight passengers suffered slight injuries when a tour bus crashed through a guard rail and slid down a slope off a highway ramp, at Badu, north of Taipei City at around 7:00am this morning, January 7, 2017. Most passengers managed to disembark without assistance through a rear emergency exit. Apple Daily reported that the driver is suspected to have been under the influence of cold medicine. Liberty Times Network reported that the driver lost control during a fit of coughing.

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Road Rage Murderer Sentenced to 11 Year Prison Term

[Picture: United Daily News] The driver of a car who chased a motorcyclist for 2 kilometers before running him off the road and killing him, was sentenced to serve 11 years in prison today, Thursday, January 5, 2017. At around 7:00am August 17, 2016, 40 year-old Wu Gou-xiang reversed his car, obstructing 43 year-old motorcyclist, Mr Huang. Mr Huang cursed the driver using the Taiwanese swear word “gan,” which is equated with the English word “f*&k.” Mr Wu flew into

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Canadian Hit by Car in October Dies

A Canadian man who was hit by a car in Taichung, October 1, has died in a Calgary hospital, after returning to Canada by medevac last month. John Kelly, 31, passed away December 14, after his family made the decision to let him go peacefully. Doctors had told the family that Mr Kelly had extensive damage to his brain-stem and that there was no chance of recovery. Kelly had been teaching English in Taichung in order to be closer to

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Ambulance Smashes into Police Car: 1 Dead, 5 Injured

Photo: United Daily News One person died, and four were injured, when an ambulance traveling at high speed hit a police car, turned over, and ended up in a ditch. The accident occurred at 14:45 Xu Jia Township, Chiayi County. Both vehicles were traveling in the same direction when police spotted a motorcyclist riding without a helmet. Video from the ambulance’ dash-cam shows the police car indicating a left turn. The ambulance, was about to overtake the police car at

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31 Injured in Coach Crash

[Picture: United Daily News] Chiayi County: A coach carrying 40 passengers slammed into the back of another coach in a tunnel on National Highway 3, resulting in 31 injured, 8:00am, October 6, 2016. The rear-ended coach was not carrying any passengers at the time. The injured passengers were part of a group of temple volunteers from Taichung on an outing to visit a recreation area in Chiayi County. The most seriously injured was a 61 year-old man who had to

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15 Injured in Highway Pile-up

[picture: United Daily News] More than 10 ambulances were dispatched to the scene of an accident in Chiayi County after a coach plowed into cars on the National Highway at around 11:30am, Saturday, October 5. Cars were backed up due to reduced lanes for road work. A witness who saw the accident through his rear-vision mirror said the bus driver appeared not to have applied the brakes at all. Mr Wu said it was like seeing a bowling ball hitting

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