Driver’s skill averts tragedy after bus rear-ends truck on hill

2012-11-14 00:00

AN alert truck driver had to call on his advanced driving skills yesterday to avert an accident and save the lives of 50 passengers on board a runaway bus on the N3 near the Peter Brown off-ramp on Town Hill.

He said he suspected that the brakes on the bus had failed and its driver was in trouble. He slowed down using both his brakes and by changing down to a lower gear to reduce engine speed, using his truck as a shield to protect cars in front of him.

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