Taipei-Two buses collided in downtown Taipei Monday, injuring 11 passengers, according to the Taipei City Fire Department.
Seven women and three men suffered minor injuries, but one woman in her 70s was unable to walk after the accident, said Chen Po-han (???), a section chief at the department.
The injured were taken to three nearby hospitals, Chen added.
According to the initial investigation, a Line 906 bus operated by Sindian Bus apparently ran into the back of a Line 905 bus run by Zhinan Bus at the Ren'ai roundabout when the 905 bus driver came to an abrupt stop.
The driver of the 905 bus was forced to slam on the brakes to avoid a car that cut in front of the bus after allegedly taking a right turn without first signaling.
As a result, the driver of the 906 bus was unable to break in time and avoid the collision.
Police said both the drivers have passed alcohol tests. The cause of the accident has yet to be confirmed, they added.
The fire department said it received a report at 5:47 p.m. that one bus ran into the back of another on the intersection of Ren'ai Road and Dunhua South Road. Personnel and vehicles were immediately dispatched.
A total of 21 police officers and fire fighters, three fire trucks and seven ambulances arrived at the scene. No one was trapped in the buses.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel