Four injured as tour bus, car collide

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 April, 2011, 12:00am


Four people were injured in a collision between a tour bus and car outside the historic King Yin Lei mansion yesterday.

The traffic accident happened on Stubbs Road, Wan Chai, at about 11.30am yesterday. The tour bus driver, carrying members of a group from Huizhou, lost control when it ran down a slope and collided head-on with the car, which was at a red light in the opposite lane.

The 45-year-old car driver suffered a neck injury but was able to get into the ambulance by himself. Three passengers in the car - aged eight to 60 - suffered minor injuries.

All the injured were treated at Ruttonjee Hospital.

Passengers from the tour bus, many of them children, sat on the curb after the accident. The bus' bumper was torn off but no one was injured. The car, however, was severely damaged, and its wreckage blocked traffic in both lanes. It was later towed away.

A policeman took witness statements from the tour bus driver but did not arrest him. Both drivers passed breath tests.

A section of Stubbs Road was closed off after the accident, causing traffic congestion.