City briefs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 July, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 July, 2003, 12:00am

Crash near tunnel leaves man in critical condition


A man, 25, was fighting for his life after his car crashed at the Kowloon entrance of the Cross Harbour Tunnel yesterday. The driver swerved to avoid another car before his car overturned near the tunnel toll booths at 7am. He climbed out and then lost consciousness and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a critical condition. In a separate crash, a motorcyclist and his female passenger, both 31, were injured when their bike and a taxi collided at the junction of Fat Kwong Street and Shun Yung Street, Hunghom at 11.30am. They were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


Boy, 13, threatens suicide after being called a thief


A 13-year-old boy threatened to jump from a public housing block in Sha Tin after his father accused him of stealing money. He was persuaded to come back inside soon after police arrived. The boy was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital for a check-up.


newspaper vendor beaten with pipes in dawn attack


A newspaper vendor was assaulted by two men with water pipes in Shamshuipo at 5am. The 64-year-old man was working in his stall at the junction of Pei Ho and Hai Tan streets when he was attacked. He was treated for head and arm injuries at Caritas Medical Centre and in a stable condition.


debts suspected to be behind paint attack


A woman whose father is heavily indebted was splashed with red paint in Wong Tai Sin. Police said a man poured a bucket of paint over the woman outside Wing Yuen House, Chuk Yuen Estate at 7am before fleeing on foot. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Police suspect the attack was related to her father's debts.


man, 77, held for assault


A 77-year-old man was arrested by police for allegedly indecently assaulting a Thai woman, 47, on a minibus while it was travelling from Tai Hang in Causeway Bay to Wan Chai. Police said last night the suspect was still being detained.


Mark six


There was no winner of the first prize in last night's draw, so $39.6 million will be added to tomorrow night's jackpot. The numbers were 2, 6, 9, 14, 17 and 29. The extra number was 22. Eight tickets each won the second prize of $403,555. Third prize paid $19,390.