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Video shows Kaohsiung college student fatally hit by truck after falling off scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female college student died on Tuesday (Feb. 20) after she fell off her scooter and was run over by a truck. At 8:04 am, a university student surnamed Yang (杨) was r...

Video shows truck start 17-vehicle pileup in northeast Taiwan tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One person has died, while 11 others are injured after a multi-vehicle collision on a highway in northeast Taiwan. A 17-vehicle pileup occurred on the northbound lane i...

American college student fatally hit by truck in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The young man who was fatally hit by a truck on Sunday evening (June 25) has been identified as an American college student who was spending his summer vacation in Taiwan....

Man fatally hit by tow truck on zebra crossing in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was fatally struck by a tow truck in New Taipei at a pedestrian crossing on Sunday evening (June 25), while the cause of the accident is still unclear. At 8 p.m. ...

Cyclist Ethan Boyes dies after being struck in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Award-winning cyclist Ethan Boyes died after being struck by a car at a national park in San Francisco, the U.S. Park Police said Saturday. The athlete was hit while...

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...

Indonesian worker killed, 5 seriously injured in south Taiwan car crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One Indonesian migrant worker was killed and five were severely injured on Monday (Feb. 13) when an SUV they were being transported in suddenly flipped over. At 8:25 p....

Family of pedestrians killed by bus criticizes Taiwan's transit authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The brother of an Iraqi man whose wife and son were fatally struck on Tuesday (Dec. 27) issued a 5-point statement on Thursday (Dec. 29) condemning Taiwan's transporta...

Bus driver kowtows to family of pedestrians killed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bus driver allegedly responsible for striking a family of three, killing the mother and child, on Wednesday (Dec. 28) went to the hospital to kowtow and apologize to t...

Iraqi man's Taiwanese wife, child fatally struck by bus at zebra crossing in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As an Iraqi teacher, his wife, and their infant son were walking across a crosswalk in Taichung City on Tuesday night (Dec. 27), they were suddenly struck by a bus, inflic...

Taiwan's traffic fatalities rising, root causes not addressed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death toll from traffic accidents in Taiwan is rising, and a scholar stated in a speech on Tuesday (Dec. 13) that Taiwan is only working from a surface understanding o...

Speeding motorcyclist fatally crashes into taxi with lights off in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A motorcyclist was killed on Monday (Nov. 21) when his motorbike suddenly collided at a high rate of speed with a taxi without its lights on along Expressway 64 in New Tai...

3-way traffic accident kills 14, injures 25 in Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — A 3-way accident involving two buses and a parked truck killed 14 people and injured at least 25 in central Myanmar, rescue workers said Thursday. One of the buses was...

Taipei man dies after being struck by 4 cars in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man died early Sunday morning (May 2) after he was struck by four cars while trying to cross a street in Wanhua District. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, a 41-year-old ma...

Taiwan's traffic deaths surpass Japan's

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislators are calling for the creation of a basic traffic safety law after Taiwan exceeded Japan in traffic fatalities despite having a much smaller pop...