ACCIDENT

Two people in hospital and debris strewn across road after midday collision on Hong Kong highway

The driver climbed out of the vehicle before emergency personnel had arrived

PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 March, 2017, 3:31pm
UPDATED : Friday, 03 March, 2017, 8:14pm

A car was flipped upsidedown and a truck was thrown onto its side when both vehicles collided on a highway on Lantau Island on Friday.

The accident happened on the Kowloon-bound lane of the North Lantau Highway near Yam O at about 12.15pm, police said.

“After the collision, the car overturned and the truck toppled on to one side,” a police spokesman said.

He said debris flew across the central divider of the road, and onto the opposite lane.

The driver of the seven-seater car climbed out of the vehicle before emergency personnel had arrived, police said. He was slightly injured and taken conscious to North Lantau Hospital in Tung Chung for treatment. The spokesman said the truck driver was hurt in the accident.

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Part of the North Lantau Highway in both directions was closed to traffic immediately following the incident, according to the Transport Department, and reopened shortly before 1.30pm.

Officers from the New Territories North traffic unit were investigating the accident. No one has been arrested.