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Three Mitsubishi bus crashes to be investigated

Report from RNZ
The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford has asked the Ministry of Transport and the Transport Agency to investigate three Mitsubishi Fuso bus crashes, which left two people dead and several others injured.

Mr Twyford said it was clearly a concern that the three bus crashes in the past two weeks had involved the same make of bus.

“I can understand why people would jump to conclusions based on the fact that the three incidents have involved buses of the same type but again, there may be other factors at play here so I’m just going to let the officials do their job,” he said.

Allan Campbell, 69, from Taranaki died on Wednesday when his bus rolled off State Highway 3 at Inglewood.

An 11-year-old girl was also killed last month when the same type of bus rolled near the Turoa skifield, and another Mitsubishi Fuso bus crashed in the Manawatu last week.