BMW driver leads Hong Kong police on 4km high-speed chase before slamming into taxis and road barrier

Patrol vehicle in pursuit also hit another cab

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 April, 2017, 1:16pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 April, 2017, 1:39pm

The driver of a BMW car was arrested after leading police on a 4km high-speed chase from Yau Tong to Ngau Tau Kok before dawn on Thursday.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle hit two taxis and slammed into a barrier on the Kwun Tong Road flyover in Ngau Tau Kok, police said.

The 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of various charges, including driving with a suspended licence and without third-party insurance.

As of noon on Thursday, he was being held for questioning and had not been charged.

The car chase began at about 2am after a traffic policeman on patrol saw the BMW travelling in a zigzag manner on Shung Shun Street in Yau Tong, according to police.

“The car sped away when officers tried to intercept it,” a police spokesman said. Officers then gave chase.

After a 4km pursuit, the car came to a stop when it rammed two taxis and crashed into a 20-metre stretch of barriers on the Kwun Tong Road flyover, near the junction of Lai Yip Street in Ngau Tau Kok.

Officers arrested the driver, who was unhurt in the crash. Police said the man passed a breathalyser test.

According to authorities, the pursuing police car also collided with another taxi in the incident.

Two taxi drivers and one officer were slightly injured and taken to United Christian Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from Sau Mau Ping police station are handling the case.