More than 40 injured in Wan Chai bus collision
About 45 passengers were injured on Tuesday when three buses were involved in a pile-up shortly before 7pm on Johnston Road in Wan Chai during peak rush hour.
Police on Tuesday said a New World First Bus’ double-decker plying route 105 hit the back of another KMB bus on route 101 loading passengers at a bus stop at the junction of Johnston Road and Fleming Road outside the Tai Yau Building shortly before 7pm.
The impact sent the second bus crashing into another KMB double-decker on the same route at the stop.
Firemen had to deploy a mobile platform and force open the back window on the upper level of one of the buses before they could reach one seriously injured passenger.
Most of the other passengers suffered minor injuries but two of them on First World buses were trapped for about 20 minutes before they were freed.
One bus driver was unconscious when he was pulled from the cabin of his bus.
All the injured passengers were sent to Queen Mary, Ruttonjee and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern hospitals.
Investigators have launched a probe into the cause of the crash, the second major bus accident to happen within a week.