Want China Times
Taiwan’s Chiayi District Court on Monday awarded total damages of NT$10.59 million
(US$342,000) to nine Chinese tourists who had sustained serious injuries in a bus accident in the city three years ago.
In August 2012, a tour bus crashed into an underpass at the intersection of Boai and Shixian roads in Chiayi city, injuring 20 Chinese passengers, nine of them seriously.
The nine Chinese passengers subsequently filed a lawsuit against the travel agency, the tour bus company, and the Taiwanese driver.
The driver was convicted on charges of criminal negligence that had caused bodily harm and was sentenced to six months in prison, commutable to a fine. It was determined that the bus had crashed because it had entered the underpass at a point that was too low to gain clearance. [FULL STORY]