Unconscious driver pulled from truck crushed by tumbling shipping containers

Driver suffered broken arms and legs when five containers fell to the ground at Kwai Chung terminal, one landing on his truck

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 1:53pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 4:05pm

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A truck driver who was trapped in his vehicle after it was crushed by a shipping container at a container terminal in Kwai Chung has been rescued by firefighters.

The man, aged between 40 and 50, was unconscious as he was put into an ambulance shortly after 2pm and taken to nearby Princess Margaret Hospital, police said. He suffered fractures to his legs and arms.

Fire engines and an ambulance were called to the No 6 container terminal on Container Port Road South when the incident happened shortly before noon.

An initial police investigation showed five shipping containers fell to the ground, one of them crushing the truck. 

The cause of the incident is still unknown. 

More to follow.