Motorist Injured During Rockslide on Prov. Highway 8 昨晚台8線24.5K落石 1女騎士遭砸中

A rockslide occurred on Provincial Highway 8 after days of rain. The sudden "rock shower" caused a moped driver to fall to the ground. Witnesses immediately called for assistance.


A motorist was traveling along Provincial Highway 8 when a rockslide suddenly occurred. The driver fell to the ground, and the vehicle was damaged by the rocks. Witnesses immediately called for assistance. An ambulance arrived and determined that the motorist's vital signs were stable. However, she was confused and had sustained facial injuries, so she was sent to a hospital. This incident occurred on Dec. 21 at the 24.5-kilometer mark of the highway. It had rained the entire day, leading to the rockslide.

Ni Wei-teng, Captain, Heping Branch, Taichung City Fire Bureau: “The motorist dropped onto the roadside. Her right cheek was swollen. It appears that she was trying to dodge the falling rocks and slipped and fell. ”

It rained all over Taiwan on Dec. 21 due to the peripheral circulation of a typhoon. Taichung's Heping mountainous area saw continuous heavy rain. Rockslides also occurred at the 35-kilometer mark of the highway and along a shoulder. The Guguan Branch of the Second Maintenance Office sent machines to clear the road. It said that rockslides are still possible even though the rain has abated.

Lu Cheng-an, Director, Guguan Branch, 2nd Maintenance Office, DGH: “It rained the entire day, and quite heavily at some points. The slopes accumulated a lot of water. This highway section was already prone to rockslides.”

The branch said it will step up patrols over the next several days as well as use drones to examine the condition of the rock strata. Rockslides are still possible as the rock strata accumulated a lot of water, so motorists need to be careful.

 

 

 

 

機車騎士頂著大雨,行駛在台八線中橫公路,山壁上突然落下巨石,騎士倒地機車損毀,後方的目擊民眾趕緊報案。

救護車到場確認騎士生命跡象穩定,但意識模糊臉部受傷,趕緊送醫急救。事情發生在21日傍晚五點,台八線中橫公路24.5公里處,因為下了一整天的雨才會發生落石。

和平消防分隊長倪偉騰指出:「人就倒臥路邊,她的大概右臉頰有腫脹,有可能是她應該在閃落石不小心摔倒。」

21日受到颱風外圍環流影響,全台有雨。台中和平山區更是大雨不斷,除了24.5公里處,35公里處和中橫便道都有發生落石狀況。谷關工務段也緊急派重機具搶通,工務段表示,雖然山區雨勢趨緩,但還是有落石可能。

谷關工務段段長呂正安說明:「下雨下了一整天,而且雨量有些時段還不小,造成坡面的含水量比較高。這個路段綜合(來說),先天就比較破碎,偶爾會有這樣零星落石來發生。」

谷關工務段表示,未來幾天除了加派人力巡檢邊坡,也會以空拍機確認岩層狀況。但山區岩層含水量高,還是有崩落可能,呼籲用路人多加注意。

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