Accident on Yangmingshan kills four

DRIVER KILLED:Police were questioning the assistant driver, as video showed him jumping from the truck shortly before it hit the oncoming traffic

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 20, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Four people were killed and nine injured yesterday morning when a cement mixer truck

Firefighters and police yesterday inspect an accident after a concrete mixer truck smashed into 22 vehicles on Yangde Boulevard in Taipei. Photo: Lu Chun-wei, Taipei Times

plowed into 22 vehicles on a downhill section of a road to Yangmingshan (陽明山) in suburban Taipei.

An initial investigation indicated that the truck’s brakes failed and it picked up speed descending Yangde Boulevard Sec 3, colliding with 13 cars and nine motorcycles and causing damage to four houses, police said.

The truck’s driver, Ruan Ying-kuei (阮英貴), 44, was among the three men and one woman killed in the accident, Taipei Fire Department officials said.

Nine fire engines and 12 ambulances were sent to the accident, and the nine injured people were taken to city hospitals.

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