Driver behind wheel of bus that swerved onto Taipei sidewalk admits to taking amphetamines
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writ6er
At 8 p.m. on Monday, police and firefighters received a report that Sanchung Bus Blue 26 had swerved onto a sidewalk on Section 1 of Neihu Road in Taipei's Neihu District. It smashed 24 parked scooters, collided with a 54-year-old man riding a scooter, surnamed Hsu (許), and struck a police officer.
Hsu suffered severe injuries and died on the way to the hospital. The 38-year-old police officer surnamed Cheng (鄭), who works at Xihu Police Station, suffered injuries to his neck, back, hands, and waist.
Witnesses said that before the accident, the 47-year-old driver, who is also surnamed Hsu (許), appeared to have fallen asleep, as the bus had swerved from side to side. Indeed, video footage from within the bus shows the driver nodding off just before the accident occurred.