Helpful driver killed in Tolo Highway crash
A man died in an accident yesterday involving a car, a van and a truck on the Tolo Highway near Science Park. Seven others were injured. The three vehicles were heading towards Sha Tin when the driver of the car stopped at 2.40pm to offer help to another motorist whose car had stalled in the next lane. The van following it stopped in time, but the truck behind did not and crashed into the other two vehicles. The truck overturned and the car driver died at the scene.
Democrat chief's law firm sued
Two flat owners are suing a law firm run by Democratic Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan for unspecified damages. They claim that the law firm failed to deliver documents relating to 13 flats on Mount Davis Road, Pok Fu Lam. Wong Chi-chin and Tse Shuk-fong filed the claim at the High Court last week against Ho, Tse, Wai & Partners. They are also seeking a court order that the firm deliver the documents.
Suspected drug user arrested
A man, 28, was arrested yesterday morning for driving under the influence of drugs, possessing dangerous drugs and driving with a suspended licence. Police found the man driving unsteadily on Ap Lei Chau Bridge Road at 10.30am. White powder was found on his nose and in his car. He was sent to Queen Mary Hospital for a check-up.
Call for travel government body
Ninety per cent of 311 workers in the travel sector want the government to set up a department to co-ordinate and monitor issues in the industry, the Federation of Trade Unions finds in a survey. The federation said the Travel Industry Council mainly protected the interests of consumers and the Tourism Board's job was to promote the city, so views from the industry often did not reach the government.
Park gathering may close roads
Police may close some roads in Causeway Bay because of a public gathering in Victoria Park at 8pm today, the Transport Department said last night. Parts of Tin Hau will also be closed and bus and minibus routes diverted. The department urged people to watch out for further announcements today.