image image

Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Man arrested after car veers into opposite lane, crashing into truck and roadside railings in Hong Kong

The car came to a stop after it mounted a pavement and reversed into a bus stop, but no passers-by were injured

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 November, 2017, 3:13pm
UPDATED : Monday, 20 November, 2017, 5:23pm

A car travelling on a road in Kwai Chung veered into the opposite lane and rammed into an oncoming truck and roadside railings before reversing into a bus stop on Monday.

No passers-by were injured in the incident that happened at about 8.15am, police said.

The 27-year-old driver passed a breathalyser test and sniffer dogs found no drugs in the car.

The man was arrested for five offences and while he was conscious after the accident, he complained that he felt unwell and was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in Lai Chi Kok, police said.

The incident happened as the white Honda Accord was going uphill on Shek Pai Street.

“It [was] reportedly out of control and crossed into the opposite lane where it rammed into a light goods vehicle before crashing into railings,” a police spokesman said. The car came to a stop after it mounted the pavement and reversed into a bus stop.

The man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving without third-party insurance, failing to carry a driving licence while driving, and failing to produce an identification document.

The car took extensive damage in the front and was taken to a government vehicle plant in the New Territories for examination.

Taxi driver dies in five-vehicle accident on Hong Kong highway

Separately, a 40-year-old man was arrested for drink-driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his car at about 7am on Monday.

The car had stopped at the junction of Kam Tin Bypass and Kong Tai Road in Pat Heung.

The man was not injured and was taken to Pok Oi Hospital for a check-up.