The following video clip is originally from the website of a Wenzhou newspaper, and was widely spread on the internet and reported on TV. The camera inside the tour coach bus recorded the moment of the rear-end collision, with this video on Sina having accumulated over 2m views at the time of translation…
Bus Coach Reversing on Highway Rear-Ended, Driver and Passengers Fly Out The Windows
On the morning of [August] 2, at 9:55am, on the Lishui section of the Jinhua-Lishui-Wenzhou Highway near the Fulin interchange heading towards Jinhua, a tour coach from Zhejiang province Wenzhou city reversed in the middle of the road, causing a rear-end collision with a semi-trailer where it rolled over on its side. According to preliminary information, the semi-trailer truck had one death and one injured, while multiple people on the tour coach were injured and have already been taken to the hospital. The scene was exceptionally horrific. Both the semi-trailer and the coach bus overturned on their sides in the middle of the highway, among which, the semi-trailer driver died at the scene and over 10 passengers on the tour coach were tossed out, splayed across the road.”
Below is a longer video showing more of the passenger’s evacuation of the bus after the accident:
Comments from Sina:
Reversing a vehicle on the highway, this bus driver has truly harmed others and himself.
A bus-load of pigs, should all be dead. An entire bus of people and not a single one stepped forward to stop [the driver from reversing on the highway], instead helping rush [themselves] towards death. The poor cargo truck driver who collided from behind.
This is the consequence for breaking the rules.
The coach driver should take full responsibility, for unbelievably reversing his vehicle on the highway.
[He] broke the regulations, and the law. This is the consequence for breaking the rules.
Reversing a vehicle on the highway, people like this should take full responsibility!
Have you ever driven a TMD car before? When people are all driving in the same direction on one side of the highway, are you able to tell if car ahead is stopped or driving? Would you ever expect it to be reversing? What a pig.
No one on the coach died, which showed the semi-trailer driver’s [fast] reaction. Had he not taken emergency measures [to avoid or lessen the impact], we can easily imagine the impact of this semi-trailer crashing into the [coach] at high speed. At least half of the people on the coach would be dead. The dead semi-trailer driver should be honored as a martyr.
From the video, we can see that this section of the highway has two lanes. The coach driver was reversing in the No.2 [outer] lane. When the coach was about to reach the exit, in order to turn right and get out faster, the driver steered the wheel to the left, which turned the rear-end into No.1 [inside] lane. The semi-trailer was driving fast on the No.1 [inner] lane. The driver never thought that the rear-end of the coach would suddenly turn into his lane, so he couldn’t brake in time, and crashed into the left rear-end of the coach. Most of the people on the coach were hurled out of the windows from the left side.
Driving while fatigued. Don’t fucking draw conclusions if you know nothing. Do you fucking know how dangerous it is to reverse or stop a car on the highway? Usually, when you keep a distance [with the car ahead], it is under the assumption that it is also moving forward. If you’re not moving and you don’t turn on the emergency flashers, or you reverse the car, it will directly cause the driver behind to make a bad judgement. I hope you nao can will stop drawing stupid conclusions when you know nothing.
睡虫张-玲珈衣饰 [浙江杭州]: (responding to above)
A semi-trailer is very heavy, with huge inertia. So its braking distance is much longer than other normal vehicles. The coach was reversing, which obviously shortened the braking distance. The trailer couldn’t stop even by with emergency braking. Don’t blather that the driver was driving with fatigue when you know nothing, and be cautious when you yourself drive in the future. Just because you managed to stop your car doesn’t mean other people can… Poor semi-trailer driver!
Following a SB who has never driven before. In this kind of situation, it is very difficult for you to determine that the car ahead is reversing.
阿秦5321 [广东惠州]: (responding to above)
But [the semi-trailer driver] could still judge from the rapid shortening of the distance and attempted to dodge or brake. The driver of the semi-trailer must have been nodding off, though the coach driver should take full responsibility! Actually we can think like this, if there was a traffic jam ahead, the semi-trailer driver would still have crashed [into the coach], because he didn’t even realize the rapid shortening of the distance [between their vehicles] at all, so it’s still a matter of not concentrating/being distracted. Sigh! Be careful when driving on the highway…
Must punish the coach driver severely.
The tour bus driver should take full responsibility, but does the semi-truck driver behind him have no responsibility at all? It looks like the passenger bus wasn’t backing up very fast, but judging from the [dramatic] impact, it feels like the truck driver didn’t try to brake at all! In a harmonious society, are you allowed to hit/crash into someone just because they’re breaking the law?
萧萧Hope [四川绵阳]: (responding to above)
The moment I saw you comment, I knew you’re someone who doesn’t use their brain. The speed on highway is at least 80km/h, so you can’t tell if [the semi-trailer driver] braked or not from the video inside the coach. You won’t understand if you don’t drive.
张子义是冠军 [北京]: (responding to 手机用户)
If you’re ignorant, don’t fart here. You think a cargo truck on the highway can be stopped the moment you step on the brake?
Not fair, it should’ve been the coach driver who died, but instead it’s the semi-trailer driver who died.
[He] broke [traffic] regulations and [traffic] laws. This is the consequence for breaking the rules. Even games and sports have rules. This is a lesson paid in blood. A lesson.