How Not To Drive A Bus: A One-Vehicle Accident In Taiwan

Yesterday in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu, a bus carrying 40 people tipped over on a highway, reason unknown, and according to Xinhua injured all but one person. The driver, a local, died when he was crushed underneath the bus. One of the tour guides was Taiwanese, but all others were from Harbin, Heilongjiang province. Xinhua:

All the injured were sent to hospitals in Hsinchu and adjacent Miaoli county for treatment. Among the four severely injured, all women, one lost four fingers from her right hand, one injured her cervical vertebra, one fractured a bone in her hand, and another got face lacerations. They are being treated and their wounds are not life threatening, according to rescuers and doctors.

Would braking have helped? I don’t know, as I’m uneducated in the physics behind a large swaying vehicle traveling at relatively high speeds. That must have been one hell of a scary build-up for those inside though. Youku video for those in China after the jump (54,643 views within five hours).

(H/T Alicia)

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