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Passengers Come To The Rescue After Bus Driver Passes Out

15 February 2010

What will you do when the bus driver of the bus you are on board passes out?
Save him? Or make a jump for it? Well this is what Mayoi-chan will do xD
Wonder what’s the reason for him passing out… stayed out too lazy last night watch anime xD

TAKAMATSU — Passengers aboard a bus managed to avert a major expressway accident here Thursday evening, after the driver passed out.

The Toko Bus Co. vehicle was returning to Takamatsu at around 8:40 p.m. after a sightseeing tour when the driver, 43, suddenly passed out, sending the bus into a sidewall and bouncing off the median divider.

A 37-year-old passenger forced the unconscious driver’s foot onto the brake, while another grabbed the steering wheel, bringing the bus to a halt after about 200 meters.

It was subsequently rear-ended by three other vehicles, leaving one man with minor injuries.

“There were screams inside the bus, and we were frantically trying to stop it before a major accident occurred,” said the passenger who hit the brakes.

The driver remained unconscious when he was taken to hospital but woke up the next morning. Kagawa Prefectural Police’s Expressway Patrol Unit is investigating the cause of the incident.

The bus was hired by a local agricultural cooperative for a sightseeing tour of Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture and Hiroshima. It left Takamatsu at 6:30 a.m., and was due to return at 9 p.m.

Via Mainichi

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