Driver in Fatal Bus Crash May Have Been Looking at Phone

Mirror Media alleges that the driver of a bus that crashed in Kaohsiung last week, killing six and injuring 11 may have been looking at, or looking for his phone in the moments before the accident. In an article published today, Mirror quotes an anonymous, informed source who claims to have seen footage recorded by the vehicle’s internal video monitors that shows the bus driver looking and reaching down to his right. The driver’s head was bowed down, the source

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6 Dead, 11 Injured in Freeway Bus Crash

[Cover Picture: Kaohsiung Fire Bureau] Six passengers were killed, and 11 people injured in a late night bus crash on the National Freeway, Monday, September 11. The Aloha coach departed Kaohsiung at 11:00pm en route to Taipei. At the 348 kilometer mark at 11:46pm, the bus driver is suspected to have braked hard and swerved to avoid a car and then crashed into the central traffic separator. Reports in Chinese language news reports including United Daily News say that many

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2 Dead 6 Injured After Head on Collision with Bus

[Cover Picture: Taitung Fire Bureau.] Two people died and 6 were slightly injured after an SUV crashed head-on into a tourist bus on Highway 9 in Taitung County shortly before noon today, September 11. The driver and passenger of the car were trapped in the vehicle. The driver was found lifeless at the scene. The seriously injured passenger lost vital signs on the way to hospital. Six passengers on the bus were slightly injured. The accident occurred at around 11:40am

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Tour Bus Driver Killed in 6 Vehicle Accident

A bus driver died at the scene but no other casualties were reported after a tour bus rear-ended a truck, which in turn plowed into other vehicles, on Freeway No. 2 in Taoyuan this morning. A total of 6 vehicles were involved in the accident. The driver’s compartment bore the brunt of the impact. Firefighters found the 58 year-old driver trapped and “obviously dead” when they arrived at the scene of the accident. The bus was carrying 5 passengers en

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Speed, Mechanical Failure Suspects in Schoolgirl Bus Death

Excessive speed and a mechanical fault are chief suspects in an investigation into the death of a junior high school student who fell out of a bus in New Taipei City’s Ruifang District. Around 5:00pm, Thursday evening, a 15 year-old girl lost her balance and fell onto the rear door of the bus. The door opened, and she was crushed by the rear wheels of the vehicle. Initial media reports, based on the testimony of the bus driver, and comments

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Worst Road Accident in 30 Years: 33 Dead, 11 Injured

[Picture: United Daily News] Firefighters worked through the night to extricate dead and injured passengers after a tour coach overturned on a highway near Taipei at around 9:00pm February 13. The accident marks the worst road accident in Taiwan in 30 years with 33 Dead and 11 injured. The tour group had spent the day visiting Wuling Farm in Ilan County to view cherry blossoms. The bus overturned while negotiating a bend at the Mucha Interchange on Highway 5. Preliminary

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People Pitch-in to Lift Bus off Accident Victim

Fifteen passers-by helped lift a bus to free a man who was stuck under it after the bus smashed into the back of the victim’s SUV in Sanxia, yesterday evening. At around 8:00pm, a couple had just parked their car and were taking their 4 year-old twins out of the back seat, when a bus driver ‘suffering a lapse in concentration’ drove his bus into the back of the vehicle. Thirty-four year-old Ms Wu was thrown onto the sidewalk, while

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