Speeding blamed for Taiwan tour bus crash which killed 33

Bus was going 79 kph where limit was 40 kph: prosecutors

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/10
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speeding was the main cause of the tour bus accident that

Speeding was main factor in deadly Feb.13 bus crash.(By Central News Agency)

killed 33 people, including the driver, on a freeway in Taipei on February 13, prosecutors said Friday.

The bus was returning from a long one-day trip to the cherry blossoms at Wuling Farm in Taichung City when it flipped over the barrier on an exit ramp linking two freeways in Taipei City. A total of 33 people died, with 11 surviving the ordeal.

The driver, Kang Yu-hsun, had been driving at a speed of first 98 kilometers per hour and then 79 kph when the accident happened, on a stretch where the maximum legal speed was clearly advertised as 40 kph, the Shilin District Prosecutors Office announced in a report Friday.    [FULL  STORY]

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