A number of road users, including several children, received an unwanted surprise today (Friday, June 28) in the Russian city of Irkutsk when an out of control bus slammed into three cars and a small truck.
As seen from the dash-cam of a car that was not involved, the bus veered onto the sidewalk and came crashing into the other vehicles at speed. According to a report from the local news station Irk, rather amazingly, everyone made it out alive and only a couple of motorists and passengers suffered some very minor injuries that were treated on the spot.
Struglin Herman, head of the press service of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia in the Irkutsk region made the following statement (translated via Google) on the accident that is currently being investigated:
“We still need to find out what caused this accident. According to preliminary data, the bus was braking. We believe that the driver could have moved to the side and use a separate brake to avoid the accident. We will investigate the incident quickly.”