ACCIDENTS

Seven hurt in six-vehicle crash in Hong Kong’s Western Harbour Tunnel

Accident caused congestion in Hong Kong Island-bound tube

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, 12:33pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 May, 2017, 4:39pm

Seven people were injured in a six-vehicle pile-up in the Western Harbour Tunnel on Wednesday morning, disrupting traffic in the Hong Kong Island-bound tube.

Police are searching for a motorcyclist believed to be involved in the crash. The vehicle sped away before emergency personnel arrived.

The accident happened in the Hong Kong Island-bound tube of the tunnel at 10.41am, according to a police spokeswoman. She said it involved a delivery van, four cars and a motorcycle.

“Initial information showed there were seven casualties in the incident, and all suffered minor injuries and were in a conscious state,” she said.

The seven injured men were taken to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam for treatment

The Transport Department said the traffic accident led to the closure of part of the lanes in the Hong Kong Island-bound tube, and traffic was congested.

Shortly after 11am, the line of vehicles for the Hong Kong Island-bound tube ended at Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza in Yau Ma Tei, according to the department.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.