Lawmakers call for cycle safety education as accidents double

Paul Zimmerman. Photo: Dickson Lee

Lawmakers have called for better education in bicycle safety as accidents on cycle tracks and prosecutions against cyclist offenders have doubled in the past five years.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:42am

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

Fewer officers have been injured and motorcycle incidents are at the lowest level since records started in 1997, a reflection of successful efforts by the force to reduce accidents at work, a police report says.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Surge in accidents at Tuen Mun roadworks

District councillors alarmed by a threefold increase in traffic accidents at a roadworks site in Tuen Mun have urged the government to make the spot less confusing for drivers.

The road improvement project at Tuen Mun Road began in 2008 and is expected to finish next year.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:25am

Shanxi hotpot restaurant blast survivors tell of escape drama

An investigation into the blast in Shanxi is ongoing. Photo: Xinhua

Survivors of a huge explosion at a rural hotpot restaurant that killed 14 people told yesterday how diners leapt two storeys to the ground to escape the blast.

The powerful blast blew out car windows and bent the iron gate of a shop across the street when it ripped through the Happy Sheep Hot Pot Restaurant in rural Shouyang county, Shanxi province, shortly before 8pm on Friday.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am

Driver escapes serious injury as large tree branch crashes on to truck in Yau Ma Tei

The large branch of a banyan tree which crashed on to a truck in Tak Hing Street, Yau Ma Tei, yesterday afternoon. Photo: Dickson Lee

Two more incidents have raised further concern about the effectiveness of a tree-risk assessment programme.

A passenger in a truck was killed last week by a falling banyan tree in Tai Po.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:06am


Police sued for calling innocent a bomber

4 Sep 2012 - 3:26am

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Building collapse kills four

27 Aug 2012 - 6:35am

2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

A pedestrian was killed and two women injured when a motorist apparently stepped on the wrong pedal and rammed them with his car in Yuen Long yesterday.

And an 86-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi in Connaught Road, Central, at around 4am.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Weibo puts the heat on officials over tragedy

Despite strong propaganda directives to the media and detailed instructions to downplay Saturday's high-speed train crash in Zhejiang province, a critical mass of internet users' questions and media coverage seems to have forced mainland authorities to supply more details about the accident.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Number of fatal accidents down 10pc

The number of fatal road accidents dipped 10 per cent to 114 in the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period last year, police said. There were 11,963 accidents up to October, with 15,330 people injured, a 6.4 per cent drop.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Bus driver's sentence over fatal crash halved

A bus driver responsible for a horrific accident on December 14 that left two people dead and more than a dozen injured won a bid yesterday to reduce his prison sentence. Court of First Instance judge Mrs Justice Verina Bokhary halved a 16-month jail term handed to Tam Kwok-choi, 30, after ruling that the sentencing magistrate imposed too stiff a punishment.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Driver arrested after fatal accident

Police arrested a 30-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death after his truck hit and killed a 66-year-old woman in Ma On Shan yesterday. The woman was using a pedestrian crossing at Fu Po Road outside the bus terminal at Lee On Estate when the accident happened at 10.30am. She was declared dead soon after.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Bribes, shoddy work led to bridge collapse

Inquiry finds officials monitoring project where 64 died were paid to turn blind eye

A preliminary investigation into a bridge collapse in Hunan province that killed 64 people last year has revealed that local government officials took bribes and failed to halt shoddy construction work at the site, a State Council report said yesterday.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Driver sought after hit-and-run death

Police were hunting last night for a hit-and-run driver after a woman was killed in an accident in Tsuen Wan - the fourth such case in three weeks.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Death toll from mine blast rises past 100

Police detain 33 in connection with tragedy

The death toll from a major blast on Thursday at a coal mine in Hongtong county, Shanxi province , rose to 105 yesterday after rescuers pulled a further 26 bodies from the mine.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am