A motorist was slightly injured and traffic was blocked for about two hours after a construction scaffolding collapsed in the northern section of the north-south No. 1 Freeway last night.
Firemen rushing to the scene for rescue operations said the scaffolding of 20 meters high erected by highway maintenance teams at the spot of 50.5 kilometers suddenly collapsed at around 8:06 p.m. in the evening and caught a passing car.
The 28-year-old driver surnamed Yu sustained minor injuries in the right leg while his car was half damaged. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Vehicles affected by the blockade ran for more than 10 km as more cars lined up in the queues.
The blocked section on the No. 1 Freeway, aka Zhongshan Freeway, was reopened to two-way traffic at around 10:00 p.m.
A foreman at the construction site said no one was sure what caused the collapse of the scaffolding.