Taipei-A female passenger died and four others were injured in a fatal five-car collision that occurred on the northbound section of National Freeway No. 1 near Changhua County on Saturday morning.
The accident took place at around 10 a.m. at the 223.3-kilometer marker of the freeway, but police have yet to provide any details on what triggered the pile-up.
Some local media have reported that all of those hurt in the crash were in the same car.
The deceased was pronounced dead after being rushed to a local hospital, while the youngest victim, an eight-month old baby girl said to be the daughter of the deceased woman, was still receiving emergency care at Changhua Christian Hospital as of Saturday afternoon.
The husband, who was behind the wheel, suffered only a minor injury, the reports said.
Two others involved in the accident suffered bruises and cuts and were being treated at a hospital in Changhua, the reports said.
Traffic was subsequently restored to normal at around 11:10 a.m.
According to police at the scene, the cause of the accident is still being investigated.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel