Initial reports mention 5 passengers gravely injured
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A bus carrying pilgrims home flipped sideways on the No.3 Freeway in Changhua County Saturday, leaving 33 people injured, including five seriously.
The bus was carrying 32 passengers home to Kaohsiung from a religious event in Miaoli County, the Central News Agency reported.
The driver of a car behind the bus said told rescue workers that the vehicle had suddenly lost control, hit the median and flipped over across two lanes on the freeway near the town of Hemei just before 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
Some of the injured managed to leave the bus out of their own accord, but all passengers and the bus driver were still ferried to hospitals in the region. The emergency services said they had mobilized 19 ambulances, 14 fire trucks and 79 rescue workers to address the situation. [FULL STORY]