Taichung police answered a call for help and sped a man with severed fingers to a local hospital, where the fingers were later successfully reattached
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung police answered a call for help two weeks ago
and sped a man with severed fingers to a local hospital, where the fingers were later successfully reattached, according to a Taichung City Police Department news release on Sep 28.
The release said that the 32-year-old man surnamed Chu was operating a mushroom packaging machine at his home in Xinshe District on Sep 16 when his right middle finger and forefinger were caught in the machine and accidently severed.
In a flurry of shock and worry, Chu’s family forgot to call an ambulance. Instead of an ambulance, Chu’s brother used his own car in an attempt to rush Chu to a major hospital in downtown Taichung for treatment, the police department said.
However, the brother’s car was caught in stop-and-go holiday traffic and the many traffic lights in the Dakeng Scenic Area while time was ticking away.