The bus driver was suspended from work pending an investigation from his company, according to the report from Aug. 20.
Dash cam footage from a car that was behind the two vehicles captured the incident in Beijing, China on Aug. 17, according to KNews. The two were swerving back and forth between three traffic lanes, attempting to cut the other off.
A Battle of Cut-offs
The video was shot from a dash cam of a vehicle that happened to be right behind the incident at around 4 p.m. The vehicles are stopped at a traffic light, with the bus on the far right.
However, there is no lane in front of the bus, but rather a divider between the main road and frontage road, a feature common in China.
The bus accelerates and then dives over into the left two lanes of traffic, cutting off the gray SUV and a red hatchback. The hatchback slows, but the SUV charges up ahead around the left side of the bus, which is now driving in the middle lane.
The SUV pulls in front of the bus, vanishing from sight of the dash camera, but emerges as the bus swerves abruptly to the left. It’s unclear if the SUV brake-checked—abruptly hitting the brakes—while in front of someone, threatening a rear-end collision.
But the bus is far from done. It accelerates once more, this time driving from the left lane of traffic over to the right, in front of the SUV once more, nearly running the smaller vehicle into the bushes along the side of the road. When the SUV tries once more to pull ahead, the bus snakes over to the left side of the road, blocking it from moving forward.
By this time, the driver recording the footage appears to pass by the two vehicles.
Afterward, the bus company suspended the driver involved, and is said to be investigating the situation, according to an official statement from the Beijing Public Transport Group through Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. The company also made an apology to the SUV driver in the statement.