One person was killed and three others injured when a car ran off the road and crashed into a vegetable stand in Xindian, New Taipei Tuesday evening, according to police.
The vendor at the vegetable stand, a 68-year-old woman surnamed Liu (?), had no vital signs when emergency crews rushed to the scene close to 6 p.m., and she was pronounced dead at the nearby Cardinal Tien Hospital shortly after, police said.
Two pedestrians were injured in the accident, as well as the 70-year-old driver, who sustained head injuries and was also rushed to the same hospital, police said.
According to police, the driver, surnamed Teng (?), panicked and lost control of the vehicle when his 2-year-old grandchild fell from the safety seat in the back, as he was making a U-turn.
Teng inadvertently hit the car's accelerator, and the vehicle careened into the vegetable stand on the side of the road and smashed into a storefront.
The 2-year-old child, who was the sole passenger in the car, was unhurt, and the two pedestrians sustained only minor injures, the police said.
In the preliminary investigation into the fatal accident, Teng passed a breathalyzer test, according to police.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel