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Video shows blue truck nearly hit stroller on western Taiwan crosswalk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced on Sunday (Nov. 5) showing a mother barely managing to prevent the stroller carrying her baby from being hit by a delivery truck as it failed to yield to h...

Pedestrians scatter as fire causes New York construction crane's arm to collapse and crash to street

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering construction crane caught fire high above the West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday morning, causing its long arm to snap off, smash against a nearby building and plummet to t...

Kosovo: How the brain drain impacts Kosovar society

It's 8:30 a.m. in Gjakova, one of the most picturesque cities in Kosovo. As she unlocks the door to the Opportunity language school on the outskirts of the city's bazaar, 32-year-old Eljesa Be...

Woman hit by 25th vehicle that ignored her on zebra crossing in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Tuesday (June 6) showing a woman struck by the 25th vehicle that failed to stop for her as she nearly reached the end of a zebra crossing in central Taiw...

Exploring sustainable Paris

From Eiffel Tower selfies to walks in Montmartre, there are many reasons Paris is one of the most-visited cities in the world. Tourists can't get enough of the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe o...

Mother struck, 3-year-old girl killed by pregnant driver at south Taiwan crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-year-old girl died on Monday (May 8) after she and her mother were struck by an SUV driven by a pregnant woman as they walked across a pedestrian crossing in Taina...

Taiwan launches campaign to crack down on cars not yielding to pedestrians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new campaign to crack down on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections went into effect on May 1. A national campaign to clamp down on mot...

South Korean streamer rescued by Taiwan driver from 'pedestrian hell'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, a South Korean social media influencer found herself stranded at a zebra crossing because it lacked a pedestrian traffic signal. On April 23, South Ko...

Speeding car nearly runs over elementary student on north Taiwan crosswalk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A speeding sedan nearly hit an elementary school student on Monday (April 10), with the driver incurring NT$6,300 (US$206) in fines. Dashcam video showed the incident o...

Old man in wheelchair, Filipina caregiver hit by truck in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly man and a female foreign caregiver were hit by a truck driven by an octogenarian as the domestic worker pushed her patient in a wheelchair down a small road in ...

Taiwan's 'pedestrian hell' sidewalks will take 100 years to improve: Official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take "100 years to completely improve pedestrian spaces," according to a report by the Construction and Planning Agency, said Director of the Department ...

Bus driver indicted for killing family on crosswalk in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors have indicted the bus driver that struck a family of three at a pedestrian crossing late last year with negligent homicide (過失致死罪). On Dec. 27, 2022, a fami...

50 children seen holding rope for safety in south Taiwan 'pedestrian hell'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man on Friday (Feb. 17) spotted dozens of school children in southern Taiwan holding onto a rope due to a lack of a sidewalk. Robert Huang uploaded a photo ...

Teacher creates 'Taiwan pedestrian hell' map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a Facebook page that described Taiwan to be a "living hell for pedestrians," a high school teacher has coordinated with engineers and hundreds of ...

Tai-an cherry blossom season in central Taiwan starts this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cherry blossom trees beside the Tai-an Police Station in Taichung City’s Houli District, which is hailed as the most beautiful police station in Taiwan, are bloo...