Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: AsiaWire Report
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This is the shocking moment a driver clips a passing car and loses control of his vehicle, slamming head-on into a woman driver and causing the whiplash injury that break’s her child’s neck.
The collision happened on the streets of Tainan City’s Xinhua District in south-western Taiwan as the mum, surnamed Chi, 28, was driving her car home after it had been serviced.
She had been following her husband’s car when two vehicles collided in the opposite lane, one of which veered into her path and slammed into her head-on.
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In dashcam footage from a white saloon driven by a male suspect surnamed Dai, 22, he can be seen colliding with a black car driven by the second male suspect surnamed Chen, 38, who was later found to have been drink-driving.
Dai loses control of his vehicle, slamming into the mother and son, while Chen’s car veers off-road and crashes into a ditch, traffic camera footage shows.
Authorities say Dai had been attempting to overtake another vehicle when he clipped the back of Chen’s saloon, causing both to lose control.
The mum suffered a broken foot, while her son was found lifeless by his dad before paramedics tried in vain to resuscitate him.
He was declared dead before being taken to MOHW Tainan Hospital Xinhua Branch.
Medics say the boy had been strapped firmly to his child seat but snapped his neck due to the whiplash caused by the crash.
Tainan District Prosecutor Shih Yin-hung said both Dai and Chen would be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Despite his drink-driving charge, authorities have opted to release Chen on bail of 70,000 TWD (1,760 GBP), saying he remained at the scene, admitted to drink-driving and cooperated fully with investigators.