2 Hong Kong tourists struck by vehicle while crossing on green light in Taipei

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21st May 2024 – (Taipei) Hong Kong National Yeung and her daughter were involved in a distressing pedestrian accident while crossing a zebra crossing on Fuxing South Road in Taipei’s Da’an District on the 18th May. They were struck head-on by a black private car making a left turn.

The shocking incident resulted in both individuals being flung to the ground. Luckily, they sustained only minor scrapes and bruises, and it was determined that they did not require medical attention. They plan to engage in a settlement discussion with the other party involved.

Following the accident, the police compiled a report, and the driver responsible for continuously yielding to pedestrians, leading to injuries, was fined between NT$7,200 and NT$36,000 (approx. $258 to $1,290) and had their driver’s licence suspended for one year.

A video of the incident has surfaced, revealing Yeung (65 years old) and her daughter Chau (24 years old) crossing the zebra crossing during a green light. While they were only halfway across the 5-meter road, a private car intending to turn left into an alley collided with them. Yeung, wearing black clothing, was knocked down in front of the car, while Chau, dressed in white, fell on the left side of the vehicle.

The Da’an police reported receiving the accident notification at 7.52pm on the 18th. The collision occurred at the intersection of the section of Fuxing South Road and Lane 116 of Section 1 of Da’an Road. The male driver (54 years old) was traveling north to south on Fuxing South Road in the first lane when he made a left turn into Lane 116 of Section 1 of Da’an Road, failing to notice the pedestrians.