Retired Taiwan general crashes into traffic island on highway, dies in hospital
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
According to the Liberty Times, the 87-year-old Wang struck a traffic island on the highway Sunday morning and fell unconscious as a result of the collision. Despite being rushed to Cardinal Tien Hospital in the New Taipei district of Yonghe, the veteran eventually died after medical staff failed to stabilize his condition.
Wang's family told media that Wang was very healthy for his age and enjoyed driving around northern Taiwan by himself. Based on surveillance footage, police confirmed that Wang died in a single-car crash, and no other vehicles were involved.
Wang was sober when the accident took place, according to the authorities. The real cause of the fatal tragedy has not yet been determined. [FULL STORY]