Driver, 37, killed in Tsing Yi highway crash

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 3:55am

A 37-year-old man was killed early yesterday when the car he was driving collided with a van in Tsing Yi.

The accident occurred shortly after 3.30am on Tsing Kwai Highway near Container Terminal 3.

The driver of the car suffered serious head injuries and was taken unconscious to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung, where he was declared dead.

The van driver, 48, and his two passengers were treated for injuries at the same hospital.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

In Wong Tai Sin, nine people were injured in two collisions.

In the first, a taxi collided with a car soon after 1.30pm while changing lanes on Prince Edward Road East near the junction with King Hong Street. The taxi then hit concrete barriers, a bus and another taxi.

Both taxi drivers, and their three passengers, were treated for injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

The other accident happened at about 3pm when the driver of a light goods vehicle apparently failed to slow down in time on Choi Hung Road, ramming into a taxi in front.

The impact sent the taxi crashing into a private car in front, which in turn knocked into another light goods vehicle.

The taxi driver and three passengers were injured.

The driver of the first light goods vehicle, a 30-year-old, was arrested for drink driving.