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Granddaughter of Sun Yat-sen dies after car accident

Staff Writer, with CNA

Nora Sun visits the Taipei International Flora Expo on Dec.28.

Photo: CNA

Nora Sun (孫穗芬), a granddaughter of late Republic of China (ROC) founding father Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙), died yesterday afternoon after nearly a month’s treatment following a car accident in which she was seriously injured, the Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital said yesterday.

Nora Sun was traveling in the backseat of her friend’s Volvo sedan on their way to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Taipei’s Jianguo Overpass (建國高架橋) when the accident occurred at about 7:40am on Jan. 1.

Her car was hit by a March sedan coming from the opposite side of the highway, police said. The accident caused serious injuries to her chest and abdomen, resulting in multiple traumas, lacerations of the liver and massive internal bleeding.

After undergoing emergency surgery and subsequent procedures, Nora Sun, 72, was in stable condition. However, her condition deteriorated yesterday afternoon and she later died, the hospital said.

Hou Sheng-mou (侯勝茂), superintendent of the Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, declined to say what caused her death, citing protection of privacy.

Nora Sun, who lived overseas, was visiting Taiwan to attend the Taipei International Flora Expo.

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