One Person Killed After Bus Drives Onto Sidewalk|駕駛打瞌睡肇禍 公車開上人行道釀1死1傷


A bus accident occurred in Taipei City's Neihu District on the evening of Sept. 21. A bus operated by Sanchung Bus drove onto a sidewalk, knocked over 24 scooters, and killed a pedestrian. The driver is believed to have fallen asleep while driving.


Passengers scream as the bus veers out of control and drives onto a sidewalk. This accident involving a bus servicing the Blue 26 route and operated by Sanchung Bus occurred at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Taipei's Neihu District. Footage taken from outside the bus showed how it plowed into an entire row of parked scooters like a bowling ball.

Is he dead? Can we get off already? Wait a moment, wait a moment.

I heard a noise, a thump, and then I saw the bus driving onto the sidewalk.

No passengers were injured, but the bus hit a pedestrian on the sidewalk before hitting a police officer on patrol. The pedestrian, who was in his 50s, died at the scene. The police officer suffered multiple injuries but remained conscious. He was sent to a hospital but has already been discharged. Following the accident, the driver confessed that he had dozed off.

The driver was overwhelmed by the incident, and hasn't been able to answer any questions. He did say he was feeling lethargic and dozed off.

Sanchung Bus provided driver records after the accident, showing that the driver had complied with the seven days of work, one day of rest regulation. His daily shift lasted seven to seven and a half hours, and he did not overwork. The driver also did not inform the company that he was feeling unwell or was taking medication. The company will pay compensation to the family of the pedestrian. Meanwhile, Taipei City's Department of Transportation fined the bus company.

It must immediately conduct a driving safety inspection, and then instruct all its drivers about driving safety. We will also deduct points from this company's performance evaluation and fine it NT$90,000 in accordance with the Highway Act.

The department added that the deduction of points from performance evaluations will affect future route applications and subsidies. The incident is under investigation for negligent death.



一陣猛烈撞擊,伴隨乘客尖叫聲,三重客運藍26線公車,昨天21號晚間八點多行經內湖路一段時突然失控往人行道暴衝,從外面的角度再看一次,整排停放的機車全都像保齡球一樣被撞倒或輾過。

肇事司機 vs. 乘客:「死了啦!趕快!(可以下車了嗎?)等一下,等一下。」

目擊者表示:「當下聽到一個聲音,砰一聲的時候,車子就開始走到人行道上面來了。然後滑行了大約五十公尺,都在人行道上面跑。」

車上乘客雖然沒有受傷,但開上人行道的的公車先撞上一名男性路人,再撞上一名值勤中的員警。年約50歲的路人當場沒了呼吸心跳,送醫宣告不治。30多歲的員警多處挫傷但意識清楚,已經出院。而肇事駕駛事後供稱,他是一時打瞌睡。

三重客運協理 高燦煌表示:「那因為駕駛員,他感到非常地驚嚇,一直沒有辦法,有正常地回答。但是他只有說,他有精神不濟,有打瞌睡的狀況。」

三重客運事發後調出班表,強調駕駛有遵守七休一規定,每天工作七小時到七小時半,並沒有超時過勞狀況,駕駛也沒有向公司告知有身體不適或服藥情形,對於死者將會負起賠償責任。台北市公運處也對業者開出罰單。

台北市公共運輸處副處長 尚錦堂表示:「(業者)必須立刻去做一個,行車安全專案的檢查。然後也會跟所有駕駛員,去做行安一個專案的宣導。那另外我們對這個公司的部分,也會把他納入評鑑扣分,另外開立一張公路法,九萬元的罰單。」

公運處表示,評鑑如果被扣分,將會影響後續路線申請以及補助金額。目前全案朝向過失致死罪偵辦當中。

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