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Truck drivers block fleeing driver 卡車司機俠義助警

STAFF WRITER , WITH AFP

A truck drives away from a factory in Hamilton, Canada, Aug. 27, 2007.
今年八月二十七日,一輛卡車正駛離加拿大漢米敦得一座工廠。

PHOTO : AP 美聯社

Three truck drivers put on the brakes to help police. The police were trying to stop a man who led them on a high-speed chase for more than 80km.

The truckers first drove next to each other. They slowed to about 8kph to form a rolling roadblock. The fleeing driver stopped and ran away on foot but was quickly captured, the police said.

Trucker Edwin Beach said he had heard police radio messages and said, "OK, where's the high-speed chase at?" He talked to two other drivers over his radio and placed his truck in the middle of the freeway.

"We were all kind of laughing because he was running down the freeway," Beach said. Names of the other two truckers were not immediately available.

Speeds during the chase were over 160kph.

The fleeing car was reported to have been in a hit-and-run.

(Staff writer, with AFP)

三名司機將他們的卡車減速以協助警方。當時警方正在飛車追捕一名男子,這場飛車追逐已超過八十公里。

警方表示,卡車司機先是將他們的卡車並排駕駛,然後減速至時速八公里成為一排活動的路障。這名逃逸的駕駛只好停車步行逃跑,但旋即就被警方逮捕。

其中一位卡車司機艾德恩:畢奇說,他聽到警用無線電中的對話說:「現在那場飛車追捕是到哪裡了?」,然後他透過他的無線電與另外兩名駕駛聯繫,並在高速公路上將他們的卡車並排成一排路障。

「當那個嫌犯從高速公路上跑走時,我們都有點想笑,」畢奇說。另外兩名卡車駕駛的名字目前還無從得知。

這場高速追捕過程中,最高時速超過一百六十公里。

據報導指出,該車輛是在肇事後逃逸。

(法新社/翻譯:袁星塵)

Today's words 今日單字

1. brakes n.

煞車 (sha4 che1)

例: The brakes on my car need to be replaced.

(我汽車的煞車需要更換了。)

2. roadblock n.

路障 (lu4 zhang4)

例: Why is there a roadblock in the road?

(為什麼這條路上設了路障?)

3. flee v.i. /v.t.

逃跑 (tao2 pao3)

例: Horace tried to flee from the cops.

(賀瑞斯試圖逃離警察追捕。)

4. hit-and-run n. phr.

肇事逃逸 (zhao4 shi4 tao2 yi4)

例: There should be big punishments for hit-and-run accidents.

(肇事逃逸意外應該要受到更嚴厲的懲罰。)


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