Strong winds wreak havoc across city

The truck driver suffered minor injuries to his face, hands and back and the left side of his vehicle was badly crushed. Photo: David Wong

A truck driver escaped serious injury when his vehicle was crushed by one of 10 shipping containers that tumbled from their stacks after being hit by strong winds in Tsing Yi yesterday.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 5:47am

Letters to the Editor, January 24, 2013

Thick smog above an elevated highway in Beijing. Photo: EPA

Wage-rate hike will threaten small retailers

The statutory minimum wage was supposed to raise living standards for the poor, making it worthwhile for people to work. However, it has fuelled inflation as businesses pass on the higher costs to consumers.

24 Jan 2013 - 5:32am 1 comment

Truck runs into shop, kills woman

An elderly woman was killed and two other passers-by injured yesterday when a broken-down crane truck rolled down a slope and crashed into a grocery shop.

The vehicle had just been unhooked from a tow truck that was not powerful enough to pull it uphill on Eastern Street, Western district.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Simple measures by government could reduce emissions from diesel vehicles

Last month, while I was walking along Bowen Road, reflecting on just how much concrete has been stuck to the sides of Hong Kong's slopes by government order, a light goods vehicle passed by, causing a noxious smell, as is so often the case with such vehicles using our roads.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Road rage father to serve community

An angry driver who raced against a truck loaded with liquefied petroleum gas despite having his children and pregnant wife on board was ordered yesterday to perform 240 hours of community service.

Chiu Pui-yin, 45, a professional driver, had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Kowloon Court.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Girl's death triggers riot over road safety

Hundreds of people in Xian, Shaanxi province, overturned police and government cars in a show of anger on Friday night over the death of a 10-year-old schoolgirl in a truck accident, according to Xinhua.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Man denies dangerous driving in accident that cost officer a leg

A truck driver denied in the District Court yesterday that he had been driving dangerously before an accident in which a traffic policeman lost part of a leg. Driver Wong Yiu-po, 62, offered to plead guilty to careless driving but the prosecution said it wanted to keep the heavier charge.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Three hurt as taxis collide

Two taxi drivers and a woman passenger were injured when their vehicles collided in To Kwa Wan at 5am. Police suspect one of the taxis jumped a red light at the junction of To Kwa Wan Road and Mok Cheong Street. The drivers, aged 52 and 59, and the 33-year-old passenger were in stable condition at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Central chaos

A truck driver was arrested for dangerous driving after his vehicle rammed seven vehicles in Central yesterday, leaving a motorcyclist critically ill. The truck hit the other vehicles while they were stopped at a red light in Garden Road outside the United States consulate about 2.30pm.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

It's time to get dirty vehicles off our roads

Few things are more important than the community's health. Yet the government seems to be more concerned with business reaction than with our well-being when it comes to roadside air pollution. It's a problem that should be easy to tackle: it simply has to get off the streets the old commercial diesel buses and trucks that are mostly the reason for the poor readings.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Truck causes pile-up at junction

Police are investigating whether brake failure caused a five-vehicle pile-up in Tsing Yi that sent six men to hospital yesterday.

Four men - who were trapped and had to be rescued by firemen - remained in serious condition in hospital last night. The other two men were discharged.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

7 injured as truck mounts pavement

Five pedestrians narrowly escaped death yesterday when a truck ran onto the pavement of a busy Sham Shui Po street, hitting a fire hydrant, traffic lights, lamp post and railings.

A 59-year-old woman was seriously injured when thrown from the passenger seat of the truck, and the driver was trapped by the legs and had to be rescued by firemen.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Drivers held as police seize disks

Police arrested two men and seized HK$4.95 million worth of computer hard disks after finding smugglers brazenly at work little more than half a kilometre from a marine police base.

But six other smugglers in two speedboats slipped through their fingers after outrunning a police launch in a sea chase.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Exhibition deliveries cause traffic gridlock

Trucks unloading goods at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai caused traffic gridlock for two hours across Central yesterday.

Dozens of trucks - some loaded with 20-foot containers - arrived at Expo Drive at 3pm to deliver goods for exhibitions at the centre this week. They snaked all the way to Fenwick Pier, disrupting traffic in the entire area.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

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.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am