Man arrested for false claim after early morning accident
A man was arrested for perverting the course of justice after a collision between his car and a taxi in Central yesterday. The man, 29, was being held for questioning after his car rammed into the back of the taxi in Cotton Tree Drive outside Hong Kong Squash Centre at about 6.40am. The taxi driver, 46, who was unhurt, told police that two men jumped out of the car and fled on foot. Police located the car owner who was arrested after he claimed he was the driver at the time of the crash. Officers are looking for the actual driver.
Woman escapes injury in car's 6-metre plunge in Chai Wan
A woman, 27, escaped serious injury when she lost control of her car and crashed six metres down a slope at the junction of Tai Tam and Shek O roads, Chai Wan, at about 6.25am. The woman, who had to be freed by firemen, suffered minor hand injuries but did not request treatment in hospital. In a separate incident, a motorcyclist fell, injuring his left leg and right hand after he rammed into the back of a taxi at the junction of Dundas and Portland streets, Mong Kok, at about 4am. The man, 27, was treated at Kwong Wah Hospital.
14 hurt in minibus crash
Fourteen people including a five-month-old baby suffered minor injuries when a minibus collided with a roadworks truck on Ching Cheung Road near Ching Lai Court in Kwai Chung at about 10pm yesterday. The injured were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital.
II arrested after reporting body
A mainland illegal immigrant was arrested after he called police saying he saw a body floating off Shek O Beach yesterday. The man, 30, was being held for questioning last night. The body of a man, aged about 50 and wearing underpants, was found floating near the shark prevention net off the beach about 1pm when police arrived. Police said no suspicious wounds were found on the body and they are trying to establish his identity.
Police seek witnesses
Police are appealing for information on an accident in which an 82-year-old man died hours after being hit by a delivery van in Cheung Sha Wan. The man was knocked down at the junction of Shun Ning Road and Wing Lung Street at about 7.10pm last Thursday. He was declared dead at Kwong Wah Hospital at 1.48am last Friday. Anyone with information can contact police on 2773 5258 or 2773 5220.
Respiratory device recalled
The Department of Health yesterday alerted doctors about a global voluntary recall of a respiratory device known as the S8 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Unit, by its manufacturer, ResMed. About 360 units were sold in Hong Kong. Users should immediately stop using it and contact ResMed Hong Kong on 2366 0707.