In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 February, 2006, 12:00am

elderly mainland woman killed after wrong turn

A visitor from the mainland was killed yesterday when the car she was in swerved onto the wrong side of an Island Eastern Corridor slip road and collided head-on with a goods van. The woman, 73, was in the back of the car driven by her daughter when the crash happened near Taikoo Shing about 3pm. She suffered head injuries and was taken unconscious to Eastern Hospital, where she was declared dead. Her daughter, 41, and the 49-year-old van driver suffered only minor injuries. Police said both drivers passed a breathalyser test. 'It appears that the driver of the car was not familiar with the conditions of the road,' a police investigator said.

lion rock tunnel closed after car tips over

The New Territories-bound lane of Lion Rock Tunnel was closed for about 30 minutes after a car swerved and rolled onto its side at the Kowloon-side entrance soon after 9am. The 40-year-old driver, who was treated for limb injuries, told police he had swerved to avoid a motorcycle. He passed a breathalyser test.

suicide attempt from flyover thwarted

Police subdued a 27-year-old man with a history of mental illness who threatened to jump from a flyover on Tuen Mun Road, near Ting Kau. The man had earlier telephoned police, saying he planned to commit suicide. He was taken to Yan Chai Hospital for examination.

stolen vehicle set alight

A car stolen from Kowloon City was found torched in Dai King Street, Tai Po, at 2am. A nearby coach was also damaged.