Lantau car crash kills one

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 March, 2013, 7:53pm
UPDATED : Monday, 04 March, 2013, 8:44pm

An out-of-control convertible car ploughed into a tree outside the Disneyland theme park on Lantau Island on Monday, killing its passenger and injuring its driver.

The vehicle, a Toyota MR-S, was travelling on Magic Road when it went out of control and hit the tree shortly after midday.

The 40-year-old driver, surnamed Tsang, and his 43-year-old passenger, surnamed Chung, were trapped inside the seriously damaged vehicle.

The driver was in a semi-conscious state and the passenger was conscious when they were freed by firemen, according to police.

Ambulances took both men to Princess Margaret Hospital, where Chung was declared dead shortly after 1pm.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

According to police, 115 people were killed in 119 traffic accidents last year.