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  • Jul 26, 2014
  • Updated: 9:59am


Road chill

For the most part, the Sai Sha Road, between Sai Kung and Ma On Shan, is single carriageway and winding; by Hong Kong standards it is a pretty road. Once in a while, though, its traffic bunches up behind a slow-moving vehicle and things get ugly.

Sunday, 16 August, 2009, 12:00am

Driver pinned by rolling truck

A truck driver became trapped between his vehicle and a parked car after he tried to stop the 5.5-tonne truck rolling forward. The 51-year-old was loading goods into his vehicle in Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, at about 10am. 'The lorry suddenly moved forward. The driver stood in front of his vehicle and tried to hold it back but was trapped between the two vehicles,' a police spokesman said.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Icebreaker to visit

The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong will arrive in Hong Kong for a three-day visit late this month and play host to 900 students and about 3,000 members of the public before leaving for the South Pole. The 21,025-tonne will berth at Ocean Terminal.

$2m in cigarettes seized

6 Oct 2004 - 12:00am


A lorry that toppled on to a pavement outside the remand centre in Lai Chi Kok, killing two off-duty prison guards, on Wednesday was overloaded, police said.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Two jail guards crushed to death by lorry

Two prison guards were crushed to death when a runaway lorry loaded with 14 tonnes of plastic bags toppled on top of them outside Lai Chi Kok Remand Centre as they left work yesterday.

20 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


Robbers posing as police officers hijacked a lorry loaded with $15.89 million worth of computer parts after attacking its driver with a stun gun. Investigators said three men in two cars sandwiched the vehicle in Kam Pok Road in Yuen Long. Claiming to be plain-clothes officers, they ordered the lorry driver to get out and then struck him with a stun gun.

7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


A driver was in a critical condition yesterday after his van crashed into a lorry in Tai Po loaded with bamboo poles, which then flew through his windscreen and hit him in the face. Police said his car hit the lorry, which had broken down in the north-bound lane of Tolo Highway at 4am. The man, 48, was taken to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital.

17 Dec 2002 - 12:00am


Officers from the anti-theft squad arrested two men and recovered eight stolen lorries in Tin Shui Wai. Police caught one driver, 29, in a stolen lorry on Tin Ha Road. The suspect led them to a remote hillside where they found seven dismantled lorries. Another driver, 35, was also arrested.

12 Dec 2002 - 12:00am


A 40-year-old woman was critically injured after a lorry transporting rocks skidded 20 metres downhill and toppled on top of her with its load in Aberdeen. She was taken to Queen Mary Hospital after the accident in Aberdeen Reservoir Road at about 10am. The 45-year-old lorry driver and his 32-year-old passenger were unhurt. Police are investigating the cause.

22 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Mother, son on way to family breakfast before tragedy struck

The mother who was knocked down and killed by a lorry after pushing her three-year-old son out of the way yesterday was taking the boy for breakfast at her husband's cafe before disaster struck.

Kwok Ling-ling, 41, chased after son Ng Chun-yin after the boy ran on to the New Territories-bound lane of Ping Che Road at Ta Kwu Ling at about 10am, police said.

30 Oct 2002 - 12:00am