It was around 1pm Thursday when a bus decides to make an illegal left turn, a common practice, on Paseo Colon as an oncoming vehicle slams into the bus.
Fortunately one person suffered minor injuries in what you can clearly see in the video captured by the San José municipal police cameras, could have had been disastrous.
For the most part Paseo Colon is divided by a double yello line – no left turns. However, many drivers, of types of vehicles, take the shot, perhaps frustrated by the volume of traffic and many one ways that can easily result in circling blocks to get a destination.
The bus, license plate SJB 1960 and clearly at fault, is owned by the public transport Periferica that provides regular service into and from downtown San Jose.
The small vehicle was an Audi driven by Marlon Evans Salazar, who was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The Policía de Tránsito report no injuries to the bus passengers and that the bus driver’s breathalyzer test was negative.