In Brief

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 07 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 07 August, 2010, 12:00am

Investigation into fatal vehicle collision in Yau Ma Tei

Police are investigating a collision between two cars in Yau Ma Tei on Thursday evening in which a 40-year-old woman was killed. Police said a man driving along Princess Margaret Road towards Sha Tin lost control of his car and struck the other vehicle near Chatham Road South. The woman was a passenger in the first vehicle. The driver of that car, and two men from the other car, were treated for minor injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The driver of the Sha Tin-bound car was arrested for dangerous driving causing death, and later released on bail. Investigations into the accident are continuing.

Pedestrian hit by bus

A 51-year-old woman was knocked down by a van, then hit by a bus when she disregarded traffic instructions and crossed a busy street in Tseung Kwan O, leaving her right arm badly injured. The woman was crossing the three-lane Tong Ming Street near the Sheung Tak Estate at 10am when the accident happened.

Water at 22 beaches 'good'

The Environmental Protection Department rated the water quality of 22 beaches as good, 10 as fair and one as poor. Clear Water Bay First Beach and Second Beach, Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach, and Trio Beach in Sai Kung were upgraded from fair, their rating last week, to good. Lower Cheung Sha Beach on Lantau was downgraded from good to fair. Seven beaches - Anglers', Approach, Ting Kau, Casam, Gemini, Hoi Mei Wan and Lido Beach - are closed to swimmers because of poor water quality.

Driver escapes accident unhurt

A 25-year-old driver escaped unhurt after losing control of his car, which rammed into a road divider in Tsuen Wan and toppled over. The incident on Tuen Mun Road near Yau Kom Tau happened at 6am. He was able to walk away from the wreckage and report the incident to the police himself. He was admitted to Yan Chai Hospital in a stable condition.

Elderly man dies in mall plunge

An 86-year-old man who was apparently drunk plunged to his death from the first floor of a Tai Po shopping mall. He was found dead on the ground floor of the mall on the Tai Wo Estate. Initial investigations showed that he may have lost his footing.

Falling signboard injures workers

Two workers, aged 39 and 42, suffered minor injuries when a signboard they were repairing on the first floor of a building in Kam Wa Street, Shau Kei Wan, fell to the ground.