Policeman killed in car accident

Taipei--A highway police officer died and five people were injured Monday in a car accident on the Hsinchu section of the No.3 Freeway, the Hsinchu City Fire Bureau said that day.

The accident occurred at around 10 a.m. when a trailer truck crashed into a police car that was carrying out an escort mission for another truck that had been called there to tow away a van with a flat tire, the bureau said.

Two police officers inside the car, as well as the van's driver and three other passengers, were injured in the crash, with one of the police officers pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, the bureau said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel