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


A truck drives away from a factory in Hamilton, Canada, Aug. 27, 2007.

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)








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1. brakes n.

煞車 (sha4 che1)

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2. roadblock n.

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例: Why is there a roadblock in the road?


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

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