Woman Pursues Hit-And-Run Brake Failure Lorry

Story By: John FengSub-Editor:  Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report  

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This is the moment a screaming woman driver pursues a hit-and-run lorry which crashes past her car before watching as the heavy goods vehicle causes a fatal crash due to suspected brake failure.

Dashcam video from a Toyota people carrier belonging to Ms Chiang shows her stopped at the lights when the initial crash happens in Taichung City’s Nantun District in West Taiwan on 3rd January.

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The articulated lorry glances her car, frightening Ms Chiang who screams from getting a fright before deciding to give chase.

The footage shows the woman repeatedly honking her car horn to try and make the lorry stop, but the vehicle continues for a reported 3.5 kilometres (2.1 miles) before slamming into a smaller blue lorry and driving off the road.

Ms Chiang can be heard screaming as the fatal crash happens at the junction between Xiangshang Road and Jiangke Road.

Taichung police said the collision killed the blue lorry occupants, Mr Ko and wife Ms Hsu, 59 and 57, who were preparing to turn left through the crossroads when the out-of-control vehicle struck them.

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The driver of the articulated lorry, named as Mr Chang, 38, suffered minor injuries.

In his statement to police, Mr Chang said his lorry suffered brake failure.

He was reportedly delivery a shipment of cement at the time.

Local authorities said Ms Chiang’s dashcam footage appeared to corroborate Mr Chang’s statement, as the lorry’s brake lights can be seen despite the vehicle apparently failing to slow down.

However, investigations into the precise cause of the crash are still ongoing.

Local reports say Mr Chang is expected to face two counts of manslaughter.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.