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16.11.2010

Runaway crane kills four

A runaway crane smashed into a bus yesterday in Taiwan killing four people – three women and a man - and injuring a further eight. There were a total of 16 passengers on the bus.

The accident involving a dated four axle truck crane, occurred in Guishan, Taoyuan County. The cause has been blamed on a brake failure, the crane hit the bus flipping it onto its side and, according to local reports pushed it for 120 metres before it came to a halt.
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The crane pushed the bus for some distance


Other reports also suggest that the crane did not have a road permit, the crane driver survived the accident.

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