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South African man riding e-scooter fatally struck by car in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly South African man on Monday morning (Dec. 6) was fatally struck by a car while riding an electric scooter in eastern Taiwan. A 70-year-old South African nati...

Portugal’s interior minister quits after series of scandals

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s interior minister resigned Friday after a series of gaffes and missteps that could have made him a political liability for his center-left Socialist Party ahead of e...

Trucker saved from edge of overpass in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A truck driver was rescued early Monday morning (Nov. 8) from his vehicle's cab as it dangled dangerously over the edge of an overpass. At 6:30 a.m., a large delive...

Video shows explosive rockfall strike motorcycles in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Oct. 16) showing two men knocked off their motorcycles by a sudden rockslide on a bridge in eastern Taiwan, with one of the riders suffering a ...

Car carrying 4 people crashes onto house in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four tourists searching for a scenic spot on Monday (Oct. 11) found themselves trapped inside their car on top of the roof of a house in Tainan City. At around 2 p.m. o...

Threatened Swedish artist reportedly dead in road accident

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since his 2007 sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body brought death threats, died from a traffic acciden...

Controversial Swedish caricaturist dies in road accident

The Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for a controversial sketch of the Prophet Muhammad, died in a traffic accident Sunday, Swedish media reported. Vilks had lived under police protection after recei...

Austrian rider injured in traffic accident at cycling worlds

BRUSSELS (AP) — Austrian junior rider Leila Gschwentner was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury after a collision with a public bus on Wednesday during a training ride at the world cycling ch...

Automotive Airbag Market Revenue (2017–2021) US$ 115,383.2 Mn, Higher For (2022–2026) US$ 181,694.9 Mn

Airbags are made up of a flexible fabric cushion, which inflate when the vehicle collides, and protect passengers from striking the dashboard, steering wheel, window, or other parts of car. Modern veh...

Video shows grandma brush off crash in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (Sept. 1) showing an elderly woman hopping back on her scooter moments after being involved in a dramatic traffic accident in western Taiwan. ...

Video shows pair narrowly escape injury from flying tire in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video released on Sunday (Aug. 29) shows a pair on a scooter manage to stay on their feet after being struck with a flying tire. At 1:53 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the...

Taiwanese woman injured after road swallows her car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following days of torrential rain, a woman driving through Taichung's Dali district on her way to the central part of the city suddenly saw the street collapse but ste...

Apple Maps launches road condition reporting system in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reporting road accidents or special situations via Apple Maps is now also possible for motorists and pedestrians in Taiwan, reports said Tuesday (July 13). Drivers can ...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Bri...

Iran road accident kills at least 14, including 8 children

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A road accident in southeastern Iran on Tuesday killed at least 14 people, including eight children, an Iranian semi-official news agency reported. There were no ...