Traffic Accident

Bus driver in the clear over deaths of cabbie, Heston Blumenthal sous-chefs

Heston Blumenthal

The driver of a double-decker bus that ploughed into a taxi last year, killing the driver and both his passengers, will not face prosecution. The passengers were chefs working for celebrity TV chef Heston Blumenthal.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 7:42am 2 comments

Passengers tell of chaos as 60 hurt in Connecticut commuter train colliision

Emergency crews at the scene of the evening rush-hour collision in Bridgeport. Photo: AP/The Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the Metro-North service, said a train bound from New York to New Haven derailed about 6.10pm local time near a highway overpass in Bridgeport.

19 May 2013 - 7:09am

MTR faces HK$15m fine over Yuen Long derailment

Operations director Jacob Kam (left), Jay Walder and Anthony Cheung. Photo: SCMP

A recently revised fare-adjustment mechanism that penalises any suspension of services lasting more than eight hours made such a fine possible, Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said at the site of the crash.

19 May 2013 - 12:56pm 1 comment

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

Villagers pillage food from scene of multiple-vehicle collision

Nearby villagers rushed to the scene to  pillage oranges. Photo: Weibo

Apparently unconcerned about people injured in a series of traffic accidents on a highway in Hunan, over a 100 villagers rushed to pillage oranges and potatoes deposited at the scene.

28 Mar 2013 - 1:31pm 3 comments

Shanghai accident raises safety concerns over TV screens in taxis

The young woman's boyfriend posted a photo of her before the accident. Photo: Weibo/SCMP

Shanghai residents urged the city to investigate the dangers of  television screens in taxis after two passengers were injured in an car accident on Tuesday.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:06pm 1 comment

What the local media says, February 9, 2013

Zhang Xiaoming. Photo: CNS

Sunday, Sing Tao Daily

Minibus driver caught playing Candy Crush in traffic jam

A minibus driver was accused of risking lives by playing the video game Candy Crush Saga on his phone in a traffic jam. After a passenger posted a video showing the driver's antics on the internet, one viewer warned against Candy Crush becoming "Car Crush".


9 Feb 2013 - 5:42am

Deadly toll of road accidents at Lunar New Year

Over just three days from last Friday to Sunday, more than 50 people lost their lives in a series of horrific accidents. Photo: EPA

There should be no happier time on the mainland than the Lunar New Year holiday, a week of family get-togethers and relaxation. But for too many people, it is also a tragic occasion as road accidents claim lives and cause injuries. With so many on the move at the same time in sometimes poor driving conditions, mishaps are inevitable.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:35am

US plans to require quiet cars to speak up to cut pedestrian toll

2012 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle in the showroom of George Matick Chevrolet auto sales in Redford Michigan. Photo: Reuters

Electric cars, which have near-silent engines, will need to have noise-making devices installed to let people know they are near, under a US government proposal.

9 Jan 2013 - 4:19am

Papal envoy to Ivory Coast killed in car crash

The papal envoy to Ivory Coast, Indian Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, was killed in a traffic accident in the west of the country at the weekend.

Madtha was travelling back from the northwestern town of Odienne to an ordination ceremony when his car was in a collision with another vehicle.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Hong Kong should get tougher on safety rules for public transportation

A ceremony held for the family members of the victims of a ferry collision off Lamma Island. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong prides itself on having an efficient and affordable public transport system. Unfortunately, our good reputation has been overshadowed by frequent accidents. The Lamma ferry tragedy in October and two major bus crashes over the past two weeks are sad reminders of our not-so-glowing safety record.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:07am 3 comments

Hong Kong needs independent transport safety board

Hong Kong needs independent transport safety board

Lawmakers are currently investigating the tragic bus accident in Shau Kei Wan. Meanwhile, the fatal Lamma ferry collision on National Day is being investigated by a commission of inquiry.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:14am

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

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