Steel girder crushes car, killing four

MAKE HASTE?The Taichung government denied that the accident might have been caused by the mayor asking the contractor to finish the MRT line earlier

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 11, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han and Jake Chung  /  Staff writers

Four people were killed and four injured yesterday when a steel girder suspended over an

Firefighters work to rescue people trapped inside a car that was crushed when a steel girder fell on a road in Taichung yesterday.  Photo: Lin Liang-sheng, Taipei Times

Firefighters work to rescue people trapped inside a car that was crushed when a steel girder fell on a road in Taichung yesterday. Photo: Lin Liang-sheng, Taipei Times

MRT construction site in Taichung fell and crushed a car.

The female driver, Su Chia-chen (蘇家蓁), was rushed to the hospital, but was later declared dead.

The three other casualties — Hsieh Kuang-hui (謝光輝), Tu Ya-yu (杜亞有) and Liang Hsiao-kai (梁孝凱) — were construction workers.

Injured construction workers Chen Kuan-chi (陳冠吉), Lin Chao-ching (林朝卿), Hsieh Cheng-chia (謝政家) and Chiu Chen-jung (邱振榮) were still in local hospitals at press time last night.

The accident occurred at an elevated section of the Taichung MRT’s Green Line, near the intersection of Beitun Road and Wensin Road, at about 5pm.     [FULL  STORY]

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