Seven hurt in collision between Honda and double-decker bus

Elderly car driver and passenger are freed from wreckage by firemen but escape serious injury

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 November, 2016, 5:28pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 November, 2016, 3:32pm

Seven people needed hospital treatment after a seven-seater car collided with a double-decker and was pushed off a carriageway in Lok Fu on Tuesday morning.

The Honda was crushed between the bus and a flower bed, trapping the male driver, 68, and his female passenger, 64. Firemen had to free them from the wrecked vehicle but they escaped serious injury. The driver suffered a minor head wound while the woman complained of feeling unwell but had no obvious injuries.

The car and the No 75X Kowloon Motor Bus bus collided outside Lok Fu Public Library on Junction Road near the intersection with Wang Tau Hom East Road at about 10.15am.

A police spokesman said seven people were injured in all – the drivers and five passengers from the two vehicles. “They suffered minor injuries and were conscious while being taken to hospital.”

The three men and four women were treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

Police said both drivers passed a breathalyser test. Officers from Kowloon West traffic unit were investigating.

Part of Junction Road was closed to traffic after the accident and vehicles were restricted to one lane. The road reopened at around midday.

Police figures show 99 people died in 96 road traffic accidents in the first 10 months of the year. Ninety-seven people were killed in 96 accidents in the same period last year.