Probe hints at mechanical fault

The China Post
Date: March 25, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Police investigating the death of a teenager who fell out a moving

A bus from which a teenage girl fell to her death is in a parking lot near a police station in Juifang district, New Taipei City, Friday, March 24, pending examination. Investigators had yet to conclude whether mechanical problem was to blame for the accident. (CNA)

bus in New Taipei Thursday have hinted at a defective door causing the accident, but stopped short of making a conclusion, a local newspaper reported Friday.

“It’s more likely it was a mechanical problem,” police investigators were cited by the Apple Daily as saying after examining the vehicle belonging to Keelung Bus Co. But the investigators did not pinpoint the cause of the accident.

The victim, a 15-year-old student surnamed Su, fell out the rear door that had suddenly opened while the crowded bus was reportedly negotiating a bend along Daliao Rd. in Ruifang district.

Su, who had been standing on the steps with her younger sister at the rear door, landed in front of the bus wheel and was crushed to death instantly, police said.

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