A 52-year-old man surnamed Xiang was driving back home and driving through Dunhua South Road in Taipei City when he hit and killed a Singapore-based United Airlines steward who was suspected of illegally crossing the road.
The police tested the alcohol percentage of the driver and it was 0.58 mg. The District Prosecutor’s Office ordered the man to pay NT$750,000 in bail.
The incident took place on the night of 1st November, The Da’an Branch of the Taipei Police Department was reported to the police at about 10 o’clock last night, referring to a traffic accident in which a car collided with a pedestrian on the second section of Dunhua South Road, and immediately dispatched officers to the scene.
The police investigated that the driver of the car, Xiang Nan, was driving home after having a meal and drinking with his friends that night. When he was driving through the second lane of the express lane in the second section of Dunhua South Road, he accidentally collided with a foreign man who was suspected of illegally crossing the pedestrian crossing and the central separation island.
According to Yahoo News, Hsiang informed authorities that he drank a couple glasses of red wine with friends that night and thought he was sober when driving home.
The was no breathing or heartbeat at the scene, and he died after being sent to the hospital by the police and declared dead at 10pm.
The deceased is suspected to be a 54-year-old Singaporean from United Airlines.