The China Post
Date: November 7, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A man being transported by ambulance died after a police car allegedly slammed into
the rescue vehicle in Chiayi County on Sunday, police said.
According to police investigations, the ambulance was carrying a 68-year-old man, surnamed Huang, from Yunlin County to Chiayi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to receive medical care.
When the ambulance passed by Chiayi’s Liujiao Township (六腳鄉), it approached a Chiayi County police car. The police said the ambulance is suspected to have tried to overtake the police car, but collided into it, causing the police car to run into a tree while the ambulance veered into a steep ditch next to the road. Police later stated that the squad car had switched on its left turn signal.
Huang was reportedly severely injured during the accident. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The driver of the ambulance, the accompanying physician, the nurse, and the two police officers in the other vehicle were also sent to the hospital, but no serious injuries were reported. [FULL STORY]