Hong Kong driver dies after crashing minibus into parked roadwork vehicles

Two injured passengers taken to Queen Mary Hospital after collision on Wong Chuk Hang Road

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 October, 2016, 1:07pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 October, 2016, 8:50pm

A driver died on Tuesday night after his minibus crashed into two parked road maintenance vehicles in Aberdeen.

It took firefighters more than 10 minutes to extricate the 56-year-old man, surnamed Poon, who was trapped between the steering wheel and his seat after the crash. He was confirmed dead after being sent unconscious to Queen Mary Hospital.

Two female passengers, one named Gita, 26, and one surnamed Chiu, 70, were injured and sent to Queen Mary Hospital.

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The crash happened at about 11.20pm along Wong Chuk Hang Road, opposite the Wong Chuk Hang Recreation Ground, when the driver of the Green Minibus on Route 4B was heading towards Aberdeen Tunnel.

According to police, the vehicle ran into two vehicles that were parked in the third left lane. It first crashed into the back of a roadwork truck with a flashing arrow sign, and consequently bumped the private car in front of the truck that was shadowing the maintenance work.

The bumper and windshield of the minibus were damaged from the impact.

This is the fifth traffic accident in four months involving parked road maintenance vehicle, including one that took place on June 28 on Tsing Kwai Highway. Three maintenance workers were killed when a taxi crashed into a truck which then hit them. They were collecting cones used to mark off an area for roadwork.