Runaway Bus Crashes Into Russian Yamaha DealershipFri, 31 Aug 2012
In July, we reported an incident in Italy involving a Lamborghini crashing into a BMW dealership and damaging several motorcycles. A similar incident happened last weekend in Russia after a runaway bus plowed into a powersports dealerships that sold Yamaha, Can-Am and Honda products.
According to Russian news source 35Media.ru, an off-duty police officer spotted a bus careening down a street in Cherepovets, Russia, on the evening of Aug. 25. The driver of the bus explained from the window the bus the brakes had failed and he was unable to stop the vehicle. The officer called for backup and police soon arrived to escort the bus through traffic.
Eventually, the bus finally came to a stop inside a dealership right. The roof of the dealership collapsed on the bus and the driver was trapped inside while a lone passenger was able to escape through the windshield. Because of the risk of the building collapsing even further, emergency crews took two hours to remove the driver. The unidentified driver reportedly fractured both legs in the accident.
The bus itself remained lodged inside the dealership until the morning when emergency crews were finally able to safely remove enough debris.
Thankfully because of the late hour, there was no one inside at the time. The building appears to have suffered severe structural damage but there are no details as yet to the extent of the damage to its contents.
[Source: 35Media.ru; Photos by EnglishRussia.com]
By Dennis Chung
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