In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 20 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 February, 2008, 12:00am

Driver hits toll-booth barrier

A driver suffered chest and leg injuries when he crashed into a concrete embankment near a toll booth at the Lam Tin entrance of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel at 3.17am yesterday. He was treated at United Christian Hospital. Police said he passed a breathalyser test.

In a separate case, a 79-year-old woman died after being hit by a bus while crossing Fortress Hill Road, North Point, at 4.30pm. She was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital with severe injuries and died later.

Woman trapped in truck smash

A truck driver was arrested for drink-driving after his vehicle hit two stationary maintenance vehicles in the airport-bound lane of the Tsing Ma Bridge at 6.40am. The man, who was unhurt, was released on bail of HK$5,000. His passenger, a 25-year-old woman, was trapped and had to be freed by firemen. She was treated for leg injuries at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Gambling den raid nets HK$2.3m

A tip-off led to the arrest of 34 alleged gamblers and seizure of HK$2.33 million in cash and betting chips in a raid on a flat used as a gambling den in City Garden, North Point, at 1.50am.

Mark Six

No one won the first or second prizes last night, pushing Thursday's first division prize fund to HK$11 million. The numbers were 5, 15, 29, 32, 38 and 39. The extra number was 31. Third prize paid HK$40,750.