The section where the alleged incident occurred, Taichung City, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

A Vietnamese migrant couple who were riding a battery-assisted bicycle in Taichung, central Taiwan, were killed after becoming trapped under a car that hit them from behind on Saturday night. The 32-year-old Taiwanese driver of the car was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.

At 11pm on July 21, the 30-year-old woman surnamed Nguyen was riding the bicycle with her 26-year-old boyfriend surnamed Vo on the pillion seat along Jiahou Road, Taichung City, The Liberty Times reported.

While the couple were travelling across Jiahou Bridge, the driver, a male named Chen, crashed into them from behind.

Nguyen and Vo were trapped underneath the car, which dragged them more than 65 meters before the vehicle came to a halt.

The driver, who was arrested for dangerous driving causing death, told the police that he could not see the couple due to the absence of bike lights.

Chen passed a breath alcohol test and police are investigating the cause of the incident.

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