By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, July 18 (CNA) A car accident caused by a blown tire on Taiwan’s north-south Freeway No. 3 claimed six lives Saturday, with another person injured in the crash in intensive care, highway police said.
A van with a seating capacity of five people was taking four men and three women to an engagement ceremony in Changhua County when it lost control in Miaoli County, police said.
An initial investigation found that a blown left rear tire was to blame, as it caused the van to lose control, overturn and fall over the side of the elevated highway.