A young man was killed and 36 others were injured yesterday when a private coach carrying elderly people to a meeting collided head-on with a light goods van on Sau Mau Ping Road. After the collision, the van skidded and smashed into roadside railings before it came to a halt. Passenger Fung Kin-leung, 22, was trapped inside the wreckage of the van. He was later freed by firemen and taken to the United Christian Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Fung and the van's driver were among 37 people - 22 women and 15 men, aged from 22 to 75 - taken to the United Christian and Queen Elizabeth hospitals. Two men, aged 22 and 58, and a woman, 61, were admitted in serious condition at the United Christian Hospital. The others 33 victims were treated and discharged. The coach driver escaped injury in the accident, which occurred at 2.37pm. Most of the elderly passengers aboard the bus suffered facial injuries except for a few who suffered dislocated shoulders due to the initial impact. The coach was carrying its passengers to Fukien Middle School in Lok Fu where they were due to attend a clansmen meeting when the accident occurred. The special investigation team of the Kowloon East traffic unit was last night still making inquiries into the fatal accident. Initial inquiries revealed the van had been travelling southeast on Sau Mau Ping Road and was turning right into Sau Ming Road when it collided head-on with the coach. The coach was apparently travelling downhill towards West Kowloon at the time of the crash. Police last night appealed for witnesses to the accident to come forward.