Shaw Hsiao-ling (
Chimei Hospital deputy superintendent Lee Hao-hsien (
"Unfortunately, in order to save her life, Shaw's spleen had to be removed and a portion of her left arm was amputated," Lee said.
PHOTO: LIAO YAO-TUNG, TAIPEI TIMES
Shaw remains in the intensive care unit, Lee said.
Lee said doctors had difficulty stemming Shaw's bleeding and the next 24 hours would be critical.
Lee said Shaw lost a large amount of blood and needed a transfusion of 13,000cc.
Hu and his wife were injured on Saturday evening in a car accident in Tainan County.
Hu suffered only minor injuries and was able to walk into the hospital unaided.
The traffic accident took place on the north-bound section of the Formosa Freeway when Hu and his wife were heading back to Tai-chung from Kaohsiung after campaigning for Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Kaohsiung candidate Huang Chun-ying (黃俊英).
The car carrying Hu and his wife rolled over after it was hit by a vehicle that was trying to pass a truck on the freeway.
The couple were rushed to the nearby Chimei Hospital in Tainan.
Shaw was unconscious when she arrived at the hospital.
Huang said yesterday he felt guilty about the car accident and prayed for Shaw.
Politicians across party lines yesterday sent flowers and expressed their concerns for Shaw.
Meanwhile, the Government Information Office (GIO) said it had requested that the Taipei City Government investigate the matter of the photograph published on the front page of the Chinese-language Apple Daily yesterday.
The GIO said it was inappropriate for the paper to print a photo showing Shaw covered in blood.
In response, Editor-in-Chief of the Apple Daily Chen Yu-hsin (
The photograph was taken in front of the hospital and did not constitute an invasion of privacy, Chen argued, adding that the newspaper felt obligated to use the image because it depicted an event that the public would be interested in.
Taipei City Government Department of Social Welfare Commissioner James Hsueh (薛承泰) said the newspaper would be fined if it was found to have violated the law.
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