Taipei public bus jumps curb, killing scooter driver

Taipei,  A public bus rode onto a sidewalk in Taipei’s Neihu District on Monday evening, causing the death of a scooter driver and injuring a police officer, according to city police and fire fighters.

They received a report at around 8 p.m. that a Sanchung Bus Blue 26 bus had jumped the curb and rode on the sidewalk of Section 1 of Neihu Rd., ramming into more than 20 parked motorcycles, the police and fire fighters said.

After rushing to the scene, they found a man without any vital signs and a police officer who was standing on the sidewalk with moderate injuries after being hit, the police and fire fighters said.

The two were taken to a nearby hospital, at which the man without vital signs was pronounced dead, they said.

An investigation is now underway into the cause of the accident. Some eyewitnesses said the bus driver dozed off while driving, but that has not been confirmed.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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