Kaohsiung grandma sells fish balls to cover comatose grandson's medical bills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 76-year-old woman surnamed Chen (陳) in Kaohsiung is selling fish balls to try to help cover her grandson's medical bills, after he suffered a scooter accident and has bee...

New Taipei police officer killed in high-speed scooter chase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 31-year-old New Taipei police officer perished on Wednesday (Aug. 28), after a suspect he was pursuing deliberately clipped his scooter at an intersection in Keelung. Whil...

Death of British YouTuber raises fears over e-scooter safety

LONDON (AP) — The death of a British YouTuber in an electric scooter accident has raised concerns about the safety of the increasingly popular vehicles. Emily Hartridge, who presente...

Female motorcyclist dies after hitting water buffalo on highway in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female motorcyclist died after hitting a water buffalo on a highway in Donghe Township in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung on Sunday night (June 16), Central New...

Man killed in electric scooter accident in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Paris police say a man on an electric scooter has died after being hit by a van in Paris on Monday night. It was the first deadly accident in the French capital after ma...

Scooter driver dies on birthday after being electrocuted by power line in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young man perished on his birthday early Tuesday morning (May 21) after he was electrocuted by a downed power line during the heavy rains seen in western Taiwan on Monday (Ma...

Video shows helmet-less joy rider ram into pillar in Nantou, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced today on Taiwanese social media showing a helmet-less joyrider on a scooter casually chatting with his buddy before suddenly colliding with a concret...

Japanese man dies following fall after scooter accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 68-year-old Japanese man has died after falling 30 meters into a valley while riding a scooter toward Wulai (烏來) in New Taipei City. Xindian Police Precinct said a wi...

Taiwan woman given 3 years 6 months after daughter dies in drunk-driving incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman from Taitung (台東) was sentenced to three years and six months in prison on Monday following the death of her 14-year-old daughter due to a drunk-driving incident. ...

Foreign driver flashes V sign, wife goes ballistic after car accident in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A foreign driver flashes the V sign and his wife allegedly assaults a witness after he plows into two scooter riders in northern Taiwan. On Thursday, a female member of the ...

Scooters biggest killers of university students in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to statistics released by National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), 85 percent of road traffic accidents in Taiwan involve scooters, and fifty percent of scooter in...

4-year-old girl killed by driver high on Ketamine in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A four-year-old girl was killed and her mother seriously injured just 200 meters from reaching their home in Tainan when a driver high on Ketamine plowed into the back of their...

Young couple killed by Mercedes driving wrong way in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young couple perished yesterday when a Mercedes Benz going the wrong way smashed into the scooter they were riding in Taichung city on May 15, just 10 days shy of the woman&#...

American English teacher dies after scooter crash in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 71-year-old American English cram school teacher died on Monday (April 16) after suffering severe head trauma when he collided with a scooter driver who had run a red light o...

Removal of left turn boxes for scooters led to 40% fewer accidents in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A trial carried out in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City to remove the use of left turn boxes by scooters and instead allow them to directly make left turns has resulted in fe...