UNIVERSIADE: Bus carrying U.S. athletes involved in traffic accident

Taipei--A shuttle bus carrying members of the U.S. team attending the 2017 Taipei Universiade was involved in a minor traffic accident while on its way to Guishan District in Taoyuan on Thursday, though no one was injured, the police said.

The U.S. team for the upcoming Universiade was heading to National Taiwan Sport University for a training session when their bus bumped into a car near National Freeway No. 1 at about 8:05 a.m., said Guishan Precinct whose officers dealt with the incident.

The shuttle bus driver, identified by his surname Peng (?) failed to maintain a safe distance as vehicles in front slowed down to get onto the freeway ramp, said Shih Jung-fu (???), chief of the precinct's Dapu Station.

Around 20 athletes were on the bus, Shih said, reiterating that no one was injured.

Despite the traffic mishap, all athletes were at training later that day.

As the incident took place on the national freeway the two drivers were referred to the freeway police for further questioning, he said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel