A Taiwanese man arrested by police on suspicion of being involved in a fatal accident Filipino cyclist killed by a car in New Taipei, paid NT$200,000 ($7,049) to released on bail, according to prosecutors.
The New Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office has decided to release a 31-year-old man surnamed Chien (簡) on bail after questioning him about the incident this morning in which a 32-year-old man died. while riding a bicycle in the city of Linkou County.
Prosecutors did not explain why he was released on bail.
The crash happened at 4:27 a.m. near Linkou’s Rui-Ping Primary School, when the victim – still unidentified – and two Filipino companions were traveling to Bali to compete in the Championship West coast highway bike racing. .
The championship is an annual long-distance cycling race sponsored by the Taiwan Bicycle Association, scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m. in Bali.
According to police, a car hit the victim from behind but the driver fled the scene.
The victim had no signs of life when police arrived and was later pronounced dead at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Tamsui.
At about 9:40 a.m., police arrested Chien, who still had a blood alcohol concentration higher than the legal limit of 0.25 milligrams per liter.
After initial police questioning, Chien was handed over to the prosecutor’s office for further questioning on suspicion of endangering public safety, neglecting the crime scene, and attempted murder.