Suspected drug driver flees hospital after crashing into bus

A driver in Keelung City crashed into a bus this morning, but when police went to the hospital to question him, the man had fled.

At around 9:30am, the driver of a silver sedan lost control of his vehicle at high speed on Peide Road, crashed into a traffic island, flipping his car, and crashed into a bus travelling in the opposite lane.

The driver, a 26-year-old man named Yu, suffered injuries to his face and was taken to hospital by ambulance. When police investigating the accident went to hospital to question Yu, a nurse informed them that Yu had gone out to smoke a cigarette, but had not returned.

A passenger on the bus told police that he had witnessed Yu placing a bag under bushes on the traffic island at the scene of the accident. Police found a packet containing suspected drugs.

Yu was the only person injured in the accident.

flipped car and damaged bus at scene of accident in Keelung City
The driver lost control and hit the traffic island before crashing into the bus. Picture: Keelung Police Bureau

Sources: Liberty Times Network, Apple Daily.

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