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3 dead and 7 injured after a hit and run accident in Pingtung

Three people have been reported dead and seven injured in a major car accident in Pingtung County on Friday

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car accident pingtung (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)---Three people have been reported dead and seven injured in a major car accident in Pingtung County on Friday.

According to Wei Kun-nan (魏坤男) of the Pingtung County Police Bureau, a 36-year-old registered female nurse surnamed Yang, hit a car and drove away, she then bumped into a silver car which later collided with a third car.

Five people were in the silver car, including 37-year-old man also surnamed Yang, who served as master sergeant in the military, his wife and three children. The master sergeant, two of his children, the 9-year-old daughter and 7-year- old son, suffered serious injuries; they were taken to the hospital but died afterwards. Yang’s wife had minor injuries but their 3-year-old daughter was transferred to a Kaohsiung hospital since she was badly injured, police said.

After hitting the two cars, the nurse only had minor injuries. Her husband said she was really sorry for causing deaths and injuries, adding that they would take full responsibility for damages caused by the accident.

Yang took some tests after the incident to check if she was driving under the influence of alcohol, but they came out negative.

People in the third car did not suffer serious injuries, police said.