3 injured after bus sandwiched between two trucks

Three people suffered non life-threatening injuries after a truck crashed into the back of a bus, pushing it into another truck, in Taichung City, today, April 23.

Fortunately, the bus was not carrying any passengers at the time.

The electric bus was on Xiang-shang Road at the intersection of Baoning Road in Shalu District when a cargo truck crashed into the rear at around 9:30am. The impact of the crash caused the bus to then crash into the back of a semi-trailer, causing extensive damage to the front of the bus, and injuring the driver.

The bus driver, Mr Lin, 50, the driver of the truck that caused the accident, Mr Huang, 45, and Mr Huang’s passenger, Ms Zhu, 43, were all taken to hospital suffering cuts and bruises.

The fire bureau dispatched 4 ambulances, 6 fire-fighting units, and 19 firefighters to the scene of the accident.

Police said that the accident occurred on a downhill section of the road. None of the drivers tested positive for alcohol, and it is suspected that the truck driver did not pay attention vehicles in front, while the bus driver did not maintain a safe distance from the preceding vehicle.

Sources: China Times, United Daily News, Apple Daily.

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