Taxi causes accident on elevated road, 2 injured

Chen Huizhi
The driver of the taxi suddenly changed into a lane to his right and caused two flat-bed trucks carrying steel pipes on that lane to make an urgent stop.
Chen Huizhi

Two truck drivers were injured in a traffic accident caused by a taxi on an elevated road on Thursday.

The accident took place at the Shuichan Road on-ramp of Tongji Road Elevated Road around 10:52am.

The driver of a Haibo taxi, a 23-year-old man surnamed Zhao, suddenly changed into a lane on his right. Two flat-bed trucks carrying steel pipes had to brake suddenly.

The steel pipes were propelled forward into the trucks' cabins. The back of the taxi was also damaged.

The drivers of the two trucks were injured, but their lives are not threatened, police said.

Baoshan District’s firefighting and rescue teams pulled the two drivers out from the trucks by 12:20pm. 

Due to congestion on the elevated road, they had to carry heavy rescue equipment and run 4 kilometers to the scene.

They said three steel pipes, weighing about 10 tons, crashed into a cabin of one of the trucks shortly after they arrived.

Police said the taxi driver was not under the influence of drink or drugs.

An investigation is still underway.

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A motorist records the accident and uploads it to the Internet.

Taxi causes accident on elevated road, 2 injured
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Rescue crew remove an injured truck driver.

Taxi causes accident on elevated road, 2 injured
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