Boy in critical condition, 6 others injured in Taipei auto accident

A five-year-old boy is in critical condition and six others received treatment for injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Yangde Boulevard in Taipei’s Shilin District Saturday, according to the local police department.

Taipei police received an emergency call at around 4 p.m. notifying them of the accident in front of the National Security Bureau, and arrived to find a tour bus and overturned motorcycle in the middle of the road and a van crashed on the shoulder.

Investigators believe the van was traveling downhill on the mountain road when it suffered a brake malfunction, causing it to ram the motorcycle in front into a tour bus, before swerving into trees on the roadside.

The driver and three passengers in the van and the three people on the motorcycle all suffered injuries, the most serious of which were to a five-year-old boy on the motorcycle, who was unconscious but still breathing when paramedics arrived.

The drivers of all three vehicles had blood alcohol concentrations of zero, police said, adding that the exact cause of the accident is still pending further investigation.




Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel


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