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Bus runs over and kills scooter deliveryman in New Taipei

Deliveryman knocked off bike in collision with another scooter, succumbs to injuries at hospital

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Bus runs over and kills scooter deliveryman in New Taipei

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deliveryman on a scooter was run over by a bus and killed on a New Taipei street on Tuesday morning (Oct. 19) after falling to the ground following a collision with another scooter, CNA reported.

Police handled the aftermath of the accident and reviewed surveillance footage, which showed a female scooter driver on Zhongzheng Road in Yonghe avoiding an unidentified object and colliding with the deliveryman’s vehicle going in the same direction. This caused the man to fall to the ground in front of a bus that had been trailing him, the report said.

The victim, identified as a 41-year-old man surnamed Chang (張), was stuck under the chassis of the bus. Police told media that responding officers hoisted the bus up with a large jack to get Chang out, but he was not responsive and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police are still investigating the accident.