A construction site Manager whose lorry slid on to a railway track and led to Taiwan’s worst train disaster in decades has expressed deep regret.
49 years old Lee Yi-hsiang said he was deeply remorseful and wanted to give his most sincere apologies.
His flatbed lorry was parked on an embankment but slipped down it, causing the train to derail on Friday, April 2, 2021, near the city of Hualien.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the crash.
Investigators say CCTV footage from the front carriage showed the train driver had only 6.9 seconds to respond and the train was only 250m away from the lorry, not enough time or distance for the driver to stop and avoid the collision.