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Bus Collision

Seven-vehicle pile-up near Tate's Cairn Tunnel injures 19

Inspectors survey the scene of the multi-vehicle collision near an entrance to Tate's Cairns Tunnel in Ma On Shan on Monday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Nineteen people were injured in a seven-vehicle collision near an entrance to Tate’s Cairn Tunnel in Ma On Shan on Monday morning.

Monday, 12 August, 2013, 3:40pm

More than 20 injured in airport bus collision

Rescue workers and firemen treat bus passengers and pedestrians after a bus collusion on Catering Road East on Thursday.  Photo: SCMP Picture

Twenty-four people were injured, four seriously, after a bus collided with a coach near Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday morning.

12 Aug 2013 - 2:41pm 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, November 30, 2012

HK police car that runs on electricity. Photo: SCMP

Harbourfront cycle path to be considered

I refer to the letter from Susan Evans questioning why cycling activities are not allowed at the newly opened promenade at Central harbourfront ("No justification for bike ban on harbour path", November 27).

30 Nov 2012 - 2:12am 1 comment

More than 40 injured in Wan Chai bus collision

Rescuers attempt to free a stranded passenger with about 44 others in a three-bus pile up at peak rush hour in Wan Chai. Photo: David Wong

About 45 people were in injured on Tuesday when three buses were involved in a pile-up shortly before 7pm on Johnston Road in Wan Chai during peak rush hour.

27 Nov 2012 - 10:20pm 1 comment

Video shows driver fainting as bus veered out of control before Chai Wan crash

Director of development of New World Bus, William Chung Chak-man.

Two of the three people killed in the taxi were top culinary staff at British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal's famous Fat Duck restaurant. Swede Carl Lindgren, 30, and Briton Jorge Herrena, 34, died instantly. 

12 Aug 2013 - 2:54pm 2 comments

Older bus drivers need tougher fitness tests

It's time the government and bus companies reviewed the health-check system.

Hong Kong has once again been shocked by a fatal accident involving a driver who collapsed behind the wheel of his vehicle. In what could be a sequence from a disaster movie, his double decker bus carrying dozens of passengers lost control and rushed down a notoriously steep road in Chai Wan, after its 57-year-old driver suddenly passed out. Sadly, this was not fiction.

12 Aug 2013 - 2:55pm 2 comments

Deadly bus crash puts focus on health of drivers

Firefighters and paramedics struggle to free the occupants of the taxi crushed between two buses in yesterday’s fatal crash near Shau Kei Wan. Photo: Thomas Yau

Legislation should be passed requiring all public-transport drivers to have a comprehensive health check annually, a legislator urged yesterday, after two double-deckers crushed a taxi and caused three deaths and 56 injuries yesterday.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:21pm 3 comments

Bus driver collapsed at wheel shortly before deadly crash

Firefighters remove the bodies from a taxi crushed between two buses. Photo: Thomas Yau

Bus passengers yesterday described how they saw their driver collapse moments before the bus careened down a hill and caused a three-vehicle pile-up that left three people in a crushed taxi dead, and injured 56.

12 Aug 2013 - 2:56pm

Three killed, 56 injured in Shau Kei Wan bus crash

Firefighters and paramedics try release passengers trapped in a taxi after a pile-up in Shau Kei Wan on Monday. Photo: Thomas Yau

Three people died and 56 were injured when two double-decker buses and a taxi collided in Shau Kei Wan on Monday.

12 Aug 2013 - 2:53pm 5 comments

Speed limiters urged after fatal crash

A bus crash early yesterday that killed three people and injured 24 brought calls for speed limiters and seat belts to be required on all non-franchised buses - but the Transport Department made no promises this would be done, despite a mounting toll from crashes involving such vehicles.

29 Aug 2009 - 12:00am