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15 presumed dead after woman fights with driver, causing bus to plunge into river in China


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Afight between a bus driver and a passenger who missed her stop caused the bus to plunge off a high bridge into China's Yangtze River, police said Friday. All 15 people onboard are presumed dead. An eight-second surveillance video released by Chongqing city police on its Weibo social media account shows the two arguing and grappling with each other in the moments before the bus suddenly veered across oncoming traffic and off the bridge Sunday morning. Buses in China often have surveillance cameras. A statement from Wanzhou district police said the 48-year-old female passenger asked the driver to pull over after she missed her stop, but he didn't. She walked up to the driver's seat and scolded him. The driver turned his head back several times arguing. As the quarrel escalated, the statement said, the woman hit the driver on the head with her cellphone. The driver took his right arm off the steering wheel and fought back. He grabbed her arm when she attacked him again, then hastily steered to the left, sending the bus out of control. The Chongqing police also posted dashcam video from a nearby car showing the bus colliding with an oncoming vehicle before smashing through a guardrail and falling into the Yangtze, a major river in southwestern China. The Wanzhou police statement said the behavior of the driver and the passenger seriously endangered public safety and violated the law. Rescuers lifted the wreck of the bus from the river Wednesday night. Thirteen bodies have been found and two remain missing, the official Xinhua News Agency said. http://www.tetovanews.info/

 

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Looks like that driver purposely drove the bus off the bridge. 

It's not like he slowed down to make a u turn but he spun that wheel left.

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TequilaSunset
Looks like that driver purposely drove the bus off the bridge. 
It's not like he slowed down to make a u turn but he spun that wheel left.
Absolutely agree...

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Lot of comments in China, most suggest the driver swerved to avoid a vehicle in front of the bus, other videos support this. It is a tragedy that could have been avoided, it is solely down to the woman's anger after the driver missed her bus stop.

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SkyMan
2 minutes ago, rizla said:

Lot of comments in China, most suggest the driver swerved to avoid a vehicle in front of the bus, other videos support this. It is a tragedy that could have been avoided, it is solely down to the woman's anger after the driver missed her bus stop.

In the video above there is no other vehicle except the one he hits on the way to the edge.  He doesn't appear to attempt to slow down or avoid the car he hits.

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Kahuna
2 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

In the video above there is no other vehicle except the one he hits on the way to the edge.  He doesn't appear to attempt to slow down or avoid the car he hits.

Yep..there was 4 lanes on that bridge.He could have slammed on his brakes in his own lane and booted her off but instead he went gonzo off the bridge.

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I know, I'm just repeating what is being said in China, Personally, I think he swerved so the woman attacking him would fall over, but he miss judged his speed and that was that.

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Kabisay-an gid

In my opinion - the driver totally blew his cool and cut the wheel a lot harder left than he intended to, losing control and sending the bus over the edge. I don't believe he purposely drove it in the river.

My two centavos.  :twocents:

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2 hours ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

In my opinion - the driver totally blew his cool and cut the wheel a lot harder left than he intended to, losing control and sending the bus over the edge. I don't believe he purposely drove it in the river.

My two centavos.  :twocents:

I agree, especially as there is a sign near the driver that says "No talking, hitting or spitting at the driver while the bus is moving" Always makes me smile as I guess it is ok when the bus is stationary.

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SkyMan
6 hours ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

, losing control and sending the bus over the edge. 

I didn't see any loss of control.  No attempt to correct.  He just turned hard and then straightened it out a little. 

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