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New Taipei bus rams into sidewalk storefronts

Driver allegedly loses control of vehicle after lapse in attention, no injuries reported

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A bus crashes into a sidewalk storefront in New Taipei.

A bus crashes into a sidewalk storefront in New Taipei. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bus lost control in Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City, on Friday afternoon (Dec. 3) and slammed into two storefronts.

CNA reported that the incident occurred at around 2 p.m., when the bus lost control, drove onto the sidewalk, and crashed into two storefronts before finally being stopped by a column. Police received a report at 2:49 p.m. and arrived on the scene to control traffic, as one lane of traffic was blocked due to the accident.

According to ETToday, the bus also crashed into 19 mopeds. The driver, surnamed Huo (霍), tested zero in a breathalyzer test and allegedly lost control due to a lapse of attention.

As of 4:30 p.m., traffic had resumed on the affected street, ETToday reported.

New Taipei bus rams into sidewalk storefronts
The bus also crashed into scooters parked under the storefront. (CNA photo)