Jockey Club chief hurt in car crash

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 November, 2010, 12:00am

Recently elected Jockey Club chairman Brian Stevenson was slightly injured when his car and another collided in Tai Tam Road yesterday.

He was on the westbound section of the road and overtaking when he and the other car collided near Red Hill Peninsula at 2.20pm.

Stevenson and the other driver both suffered neck pains after the incident. They were taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan for treatment. Stevenson (pictured) was later transferred to a private ward, while the other man was released.

A police spokesman said they both passed breathalyser tests.

A Jockey Club spokeswoman said Stevenson's condition was mild but he would stay in hospital overnight.

She said she had no knowledge of where he was going when the crash took place. The chairman is not required to work in the club's office. And the incident would have no effect on club operations.

Stevenson was elected the club's 22nd chairman at the annual general meeting on August 31, succeeding John Chan Cho-chak.

The retired chartered accountant is also a non-executive director of HSBC and the MTR Corp, and an adviser for Asia-Pacific to British Telecom. He has also been the president of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union since 2001.