The Preliminary Occurrence Report of Hezhi Express Co., Ltd QAE-976 at Luzhu District, Taoyuan City
On August 24, 2019, at about 0640 in the morning, a small truck, QAE-976, of Hezhi Express Co., Ltd., passing through the intersection of Dazhu Road Lane 288 and Shangzhu Road, Luzhu District, Taoyuan City. When passing a curve, the vehicle lost control and hit 4 environmental volunteers and a pedestrian on the right side of the road, and collided with 4 cars parked on the side of the road. A total of 2 volunteers and 1 pedestrian died in this accident, and 2 volunteers, the driver and passenger were injured and sent to the hospital.
After receiving the notification, the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) immediately dispatched the investigators to the scene performing evidence collections, conducting personnel interviews as well as collecting relevant information. The TTSB identified that this event was a highway occurrence following the Transportation Occurrence Investigation Act. The Investigator-In-Charge was assigned and an investigation team was launched to conduct the investigation.
Further information and progress of investigation for the case will be published on TTSB website.
Vivi Yang, Executive Officer