Published: Fri, November 02, 2018

Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

Fist fight between bus driver and passenger caused deadly crash in Chongqing

A dash cam video showed the bus plunging off a high bridge into China's Yangtze River last Friday.

Police say a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge in south-west China. All 15 people onboard are presumed dead.

The first half is surveillance footage from the bus.

According to police, the female passenger, identified as a 48-year-old woman surnamed Liu, was angry about having missed her stop and wanted the driver, surnamed Ran, to stop immediately to let her out, however, the driver refused to do so.

Rescue workers and boats on the site where a public bus plunged into the Yangtze River after colliding with a auto in Chongqing, China on Oct 28, 2018.

"If the lady didn't physically attack the driver, would this accident still happen to Route 22 bus?" one user wrote.

The driver then took his right arm off the steering wheel as he tried to defend himself. The wreck was pulled out of the river on Wednesday night by a floating crane.

Police also posted dashcam video from a nearby auto showing the bus colliding with an oncoming vehicle before smashing through a guardrail and falling into the Yangtze.

Thirteen bodies were found and two people were listed as missing. A passenger is seen hitting the driver, who hits back, then loses control of the bus, which begins shaking violently, apparently upon impact with something.

The statement concluded that both the passenger and the driver had broken laws for seriously endangering public safety.

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