Hong Kong man, 21, arrested for drink-driving after car crashes into four road workers

Men had marked out work area with cones and signs, and were wearing high-visibility reflective vests

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 1:38pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 9:46pm

A motorist was arrested for drink- driving after his car was in collision with four road maintenance workers in the New Territories in the early hours of Thursday.

Police were investigating whether the vehicle involved, a Honda, ran a red light and travelled on the wrong side of the road before the incident near a Light Rail station on the Yuen Long ­section of Castle Peak Road at about 2.30am.

“The vehicle is suspected to have gone out of control, crashing into a roadworks site and hitting the four men,” a police spokesman said.

It is understood cones and signs were used to mark off the site, and the workers were wearing high-visibility reflective vests at the time.

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The men, aged 40 to 63, were conscious when taken to Pok Oi Hospital and Tuen Mun Hospital.

According to police, the 21-year-old driver was not injured.

He was arrested for drink-driving after failing a breath test and later released on bail pending ­further investigation.

Officers from the New Territories North traffic unit were ­handling the case.

Separately, the driver of a dump truck suffered leg injuries when his vehicle rammed the rear of another truck on Tai Po Road, Sha Tin around 8am on Thursday.

The man, 50, was conscious when taken to Prince of Wales Hospital.

The other driver, 48, was not injured.