Newspaper article China Post

Hit-and-Run Suspect Cries Foul, New Mother Remains in Coma

Newspaper article China Post

Hit-and-Run Suspect Cries Foul, New Mother Remains in Coma

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The China Post news staff--A suspected hit-and-run driver yesterday roared out his denial of fleeing after his truck hit a car driven by a pregnant woman on the Dr. Sun Yat-sen National Freeway on June 27, before attending an investigation session at the Taichung District Prosecutors' Office.

The truck driver, named Liu Chen-hsiang, told reporters that he didn't know what was happening during the accident and he didn't know somebody was hit by his car. "It is the police that forced me to confess to the hit-and-run accident," Liu said.

The session was held to investigate the alleged hit-and-run accident that happened on the morning of June 27 at the 180.4-kilometer mark on the southbound lane of the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen National Freeway. During the accident, a car overturned after allegedly being hit by Liu's truck, strangling pregnant driver Yeh Jen-yu by her seat belt and into a coma.

Yeh received emergency treatment at Taichung Veterans General Hospital but remains in a coma after giving birth to a baby boy via Caesarean section. …

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