Speed, Mechanical Failure Suspects in Schoolgirl Bus Death

Excessive speed and a mechanical fault are chief suspects in an investigation into the death of a junior high school student who fell out of a bus in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District. Around 5:00pm, Thursday evening, a 15 year-old girl lost her balance and fell onto the rear door of the bus. The door opened, and she was crushed by the rear wheels of the vehicle. Initial media reports, based on the testimony of the bus driver, and comments

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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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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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