School bus crashes into truck, injures 23 people

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Photo courtesy of the National Highway Police Bureau

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Police Bureau

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) Nearly two dozen passengers suffered minor injuries when their high school bus crashed into the back of a moving container truck on National Freeway No. 1 on Friday afternoon, according to the Taoyuan Fire Department.

The accident took place at around 5:09 p.m. on the northbound section of the freeway near Chungli, the department said.

The driver and 22 students from a local school in Taoyuan suffered minor cuts and bruises, it said.

According to the National Highway Police Bureau, the incident caused a domino effect in which two other vehicles rear-ended the vehicle in front of them.

The drivers of those vehicles managed to escape with only minor injuries, the bureau said, and traffic was restored to normal at 6:13 p.m.

Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident, which has yet to be determined.

(By Chiu Chun-chin and Ko Lin)
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