TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two people were killed in a major car incident in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu County on Saturday evening (May 11).
Four vehicles collided on the Zhunan South Road section of the no. 3 national freeway, one of which suffered severe damage, according to the Central News Agency.
The National Highway Police Bureau received a report of the incident at around 11 p.m. Saturday evening and immediately deployed patrol officers to investigate. Upon arrival, the officers discovered three cars and a small truck had been caught in a chain collision.
One of the cars containing a driver and two passengers was crushed at both ends due to the collision force. Rescue personnel from Hsinchu City Fire Bureau were dispatched to release two of the individuals who were trapped inside.
Despite successful efforts to retrieve both people from the vehicle, rescue services discovered neither were showing signs of life. The individuals were immediately sent to hospital but were pronounced dead after failing to respond to emergency treatment.
The victims were a 50-year-old woman surnamed Wang, and a 63-year-old man surnamed Yin.
Four further unspecified individuals suffered minor injuries.
National Highway Police Second Precinct Deputy Captain Teng Ming-lung (鄧明隆) said the cause of the incident and responsible parties are subject to clarification.
The cause of the collision is under investigation. (CNA image)