Car crash

Scores injured after 'elderly man' drives car into crowd at US parade

Emergency personnel respond to one of the people hit by a car during the beginning of the Hikers Parade at the Trail Days festival in Damascus, Virginia, USA. Photo: AP

Washington County director of emergency management Pokey Harris said no fatalities had been reported but about 50 to 60 people are injured.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 11:12am

19 Hongkongers hurt in Guangxi tour bus crash

Mainland authorities will investigate the cause of a crash in which a driver lost control of a tour bus on a wet road in Guangxi and it flipped on its side, injuring 19 Hongkongers.

8 May 2013 - 5:04am

Lantau car crash kills Disneyland 'imagineer'

A designer with Hong Kong Disneyland died and one of his colleagues was seriously injured when their car smashed into a tree outside the theme park on Lantau Island yesterday.

The dead man was named as 44-year-old Chung Wai-man.

He was cut from the wreckage by firefighters and taken to hospital with serious head injuries but was declared dead just after 1pm.

5 Mar 2013 - 3:50am

Driver, 37, killed in Tsing Yi highway crash

The driver of this car died in a crash in Tsing Yi. Photo: SMP

A 37-year-old man was killed early yesterday when the car he was driving collided with a van in Tsing Yi.

The accident occurred shortly after 3.30am on Tsing Kwai Highway near Container Terminal 3.

The driver of the car suffered serious head injuries and was taken unconscious to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung, where he was declared dead.

13 Jan 2013 - 3:55am 1 comment

Two dead in Yuen Long car crash

Two people were killed after a private car collided with a truck in the Yuen Long area early Saturday morning. Photo: screenshot from local media

Two people were killed after a private car collided with a truck in the Yuen Long area early Saturday morning, reported local media.

The fatal accident happened around 2 am when a private car lost control and collided with the tail section of a fish truck on San Tin Highway, said media reports.

22 Dec 2012 - 11:22am

Solo rock stars more likely to die young, study says

Elvis Presley. Photo: AP

Solo rock stars are twice as likely to die prematurely as those who perform in groups. British researchers examined the fate of 1,489 rock and pop stars who rose to fame in a period spanning half a century, from Elvis Presley in 1956 to the Arctic Monkeys in 2006.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:53am

Two dead, 80 hurt in 140-vehicle pile-up in Texas

About 90 people went to hospital due to the huge pile-up. Photo: AP

Two people died and more than 80 were hurt when at least 140 vehicles collided on a Texas highway in dense fog, leaving trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the wreckage.

"It is catastrophic," Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carrol said of Thursday's pile-up. "I've got cars on top of cars."

24 Nov 2012 - 3:14am