Fast lane closed as truck overturns

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 May, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 May, 1994, 12:00am

A TRUCK driver was taken to hospital after his vehicle overturned on Wo Yi Hop Road near the Sam Tung Uk Tsuen interchange, Sheung Kwai Chung, just after 9 am yesterday.

The accident blocked the fast lane of Wo Yi Hop Road for more than four hours as crews struggled to right the truck.

Police believe the lorry's load shifted when the 43-year-old driver swerved to avoid a car which cut in front and then braked suddenly to turn left near the Cheung Shan estate.

A 19-year-old-woman passenger in a light goods vehicle suffered leg injuries when the van ran down an embankment at Shing Mun reservoir at 5 am yesterday. The male driver, 27, apparently lost control of the vehicle after swerving to avoid a pedestrian.