Former Taiwanese child actress killed when scooter struck from behind by van

Former child actress Tang Tang killed when driver of van suddenly lost control in New Taipei intersection

Taiwan News
Date: 20020/10/29
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former child actor was killed earlier this month when the scooter she was riding was struck from behind by a van.

Earlier this month, Tsai Ya-chen (蔡亞臻), 37, who went by the stage name Tang Tang (糖糖, sugar sugar), was killed when an SUV suddenly struck the scooter she was riding with her 39-year-old husband, who is surnamed Yang (楊), reported UDN. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 18, Tsai and Yang were seated on a scooter waiting at a red light at the intersection of Huacheng Road and Wugong Road 1st Road in New Taipei City's Xinzhuang District.

As can be seen in the video of the incident, a van driven by a 60-year-old man surnamed Li (李) suddenly smashed Tsai and Yang from behind, plowed over them, and continued to barrel through the intersection before colliding with a concrete barrier and finally decelerating. Tsai was reportedly dragged beneath the van and died at the scene of the accident.

Yang survived the collision but is still in the hospital undergoing treatment for serious injuries. Police tested the blood alcohol levels of both Yang and Li and found neither had been drinking before the accident.    [FULL  STORY]

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