City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 30 September, 2004, 12:00am

Car stolen after owner falls asleep inside

A Mazda was stolen in Chai Wan yesterday after its owner fell asleep inside.

The owner, 41, was asleep in the car, parked in Tsui Wan Street, at 8.30am when two men reached into the vehicle and stole the key. The man's wife saw the suspects running away and the couple gave chase. When they returned, their car was gone.

man, 78, injured in fall from building

A 78-year-old man was injured when he fell from the first-floor of a residential block in Tai Kok Tsui.

The man and his son, 48, were checking a damaged drainpipe on a canopy of the building in Pok Man Street at noon when the victim lost balance and fell six metres to the ground, injuring his head, neck and shoulder. He was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital.

six hurt, one arrested in traffic accidents

Six people were hurt and one person arrested in three traffic accidents in the early hours. The first accident happened just after 12.30am when a car ran out of control, hit a kerb and overturned in the Tuen Mun-bound lane of the Yuen Long Highway. Its driver, 21, and his three passengers were injured and treated at Tuen Mun Hospital. Soon after 2am, a car collided with a truck in Lung Cheung Road outside Lung Cheung Mall in Wong Tai Sin. Both drivers were unhurt. The driver of the car was arrested after he failed a breathalyser test. And two drivers were injured when their vehicles - a minibus and lorry - collided at the junction of Lai Chi Kok Road and Poplar Street in Mongkok at 7am. They were treated for head injuries at Kwong Wah Hospital.

motorbike set alight

A motorcycle was set alight in Tsing Yi. Fire and police officers were called when a woman passer-by found the motorbike on fire outside Hang Lai House, Cheung Hang Estate, at 12.15am. Firemen put out the blaze. The motorcycle was badly damaged. A young couple was seen near the bike just before it caught fire.