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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