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More than 20 injured in airport bus collision

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 December, 2012, 12:51pm
UPDATED : Monday, 12 August, 2013, 2:41pm

Twenty-four people were injured, four seriously, after a bus collided with a coach near Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday morning.

The coach was taking an airline crew to Chek Lap Kok when the accident occurred around 8am.

Police said the bus, a double decker operating on Long Win Bus Company’s S64 route, apparently braked too slowly and rammed the rear of the coach, on Catering Road East.

The collision pushed the coach forward, hitting two pedestrians who were crossing the road. The two male pedestrians were seriously injured; one was unconscious.

Six men and fifteen women passengers were also injured. These included 16 flight attendants on the coach. All were sent to hospital.

The coach passengers included two pilots and seventeen flight attendants with Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based airline said.

They were scheduled to work on a flight for Taipei, later on Thursday, which was cancelled due to the accident.



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I think it is not about the driving skills, it is something about many vehicles on the narrow roads. Of course, it is also about the fortune. Sorry to hear the bad news again.
Driving skills are a factor. also taxi drivers are some of the worst weaving in and out of traffic, not checking mirrors-- cutting in front of other vehicles and pumping the accelerator constantly for what reason i don know???. Minibus drivers speeding so fast and exceeding the 80kmh limit on the bus with the digital read out. Look how many bus accidents occur over the border in china as well ; almost a weekly event. bus drivers around chek lap kok airport go so fast and go around the roundabouts so fast people have to hold on in the bus to avoid falling. already a HAS bus accident couple of years ago and also the carribean coast bus where 1 woman killed. It is driving skill and hong kong drivers are pretty bad.
There are other places with many vehicles and narrow roads. While these are certainly a factor, I really do get the feeling that the driving style in Hong Kong could be a lot better than it is. The times I've visited HK I've always gotten the impression that there are too many rushed drivers who only break at the last possible moment.
Just another typical hong kong bus accident. 2 chefs killed couple weeks ago,....another accident in wan chai last week,...and now another bus accident (never mind all the mini-bus accidents). Poor hong kong driving skills with complete disregard for safety --- as long as they go "fast fast fast" and get people to destination as quick as possible.
First time to hear that. A road accident can make a flight to cancel. Don't they have any backup?
And maybe he was driving too fast?


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