In Brief

Toddler in pusher and grandmother hit by taxi

A 17-month-old boy, his grandmother, 49, and two other women escaped serious injury when they were hit by a taxi at the corner of Jockey Club Road and Lung Sum Avenue, Sheung Shui, at about 8.30am. The toddler, who was in a stroller, suffered no apparent injury but was treated for shock. His grandmother and the two other women suffered minor injuries. They were taken to North District Hospital, where they were treated and discharged. The taxi driver, 49, passed a breathalyser test.

Bacteria in mooncakes

Three samples of ice cream mooncake were found to contain bacteria exceeding legal limits, the Centre for Food Safety said. Samples of Pappagallo's Le Petit Prince Gelato Mooncake from a shop in Tuen Mun and Double Rainbow's ice cream mooncake from a shop in Olympian City had a bacterial count exceeding legal limits. The centre said it would take follow-up action.

Man held for burglaries

A suspected serial burglar was arrested over break-ins at five offices in a building in Dundas Street in Mong Kok. A total of 1,500 yuan was stolen from one of the offices but nothing had been taken from the others. Officers are investigating whether the suspect was linked to other break-ins. He was being held for questioning last night.

Crackdown on errant drivers

Police issued 194 fixed-penalty tickets, 176 summonses and 225 verbal warnings to motorists and pedestrians for traffic violations during regional traffic day in Kowloon East on Thursday. There were 1,500 traffic accidents in the Kowloon East region in the first eight months of the year.

Motorcyclist hurt in crash

A 64-year-old motorcyclist was in a serious condition in Yan Chai Hospital after crashing his bike on a bend in Route Twisk, near Kwong Pan Tin Tsuen, Tsuen Wan, at about 6.55am.