Blood-like liquid oozes

It was like a scene from a horror movie, when what appeared to be blood like liquid began to ooze from the roof of a bus onto the floor, frightening passengers.

The incident occurred last Thursday on Vancouver’s 99 B Line to UBC,  and was captured on camera and posted to YouTube by Luka Jason.

Bus riders yell to the driver to stop the bus, concerned over how much liquid is leaking from the roof.

One passenger shouts out it’s hazardous while another thinks it’s hydraulic fluid, and a man yells out it’s possibly flammable.  

In the video, passengers beg the driver to pull over somewhere safe saying the liquid stinks, joking that it is probably blood.

CBC news spoke with Translink who confirmed the red blood substance was in fact a non-toxic leak of hydraulic fluid, and that the liquid was neither flammable nor hazardous.

At no time were the passengers in danger, according to Translink’s comments to CBC Vancouver, as the bus has mechanical steering with power assist, meaning the bus could not be impacted by the hydraulic fluid.

For those on this bus, it was a B movie horror they might not want to relive.


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