HONG KONG (AP) — A runaway school bus with no one aboard accelerated downhill and plowed into pedestrians in Hong Kong on Monday, killing two people and injuring a dozen others, authorities said.
Dash-cam video from another vehicle, posted online by the Apple Daily newspaper, shows a man who appears to be the driver standing outside the bus, closing the door and then running in front of it as it starts to roll away.
The 62-year-old driver attempted to block the bus but was dragged for 20 meters (65 feet) as it gained speed, police said. The bus crossed a bustling thoroughfare, slammed into two taxis, and ran onto a sidewalk and into a store.
Three people were pinned under the wheels of the yellow 19-seat bus. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, a fire department spokesman said at a news briefing. Six of the 12 injured are in critical condition, including the driver, who has been admitted to an intensive care unit, police said.