The mother of a man who died in the 2003 Tuen Mun highway bus plunge has reached an out-of-court settlement with the owner and driver of a truck involved in the crash. The settlement, believed to be about HK$7 million, was reached among Leung Kam-chuen, 75 - on behalf of her late son, Lee Ping-hong - driver Li Chua-wing and owner Yip Cheuk-yuen. It is understood that Ms Leung's claim was the last of more than 30 actions filed in court arising from the accident, which killed 21 people and injured 20. Without disclosing the terms of settlement yesterday, Ms Leung's barrister, Jeremy Cheung Man-fai, told Mr Justice John Saunders in the Court of First Instance that the late Lee's divorced wife would be informed of the result of the mother's claim. Mr Cheung said the ex-wife had taken out an action in the District Court under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance to recover her interest. The judge ordered HK$2 million from the settlement payment to be retained by the lawyers acting for Ms Leung, pending the resolution of the ex-wife's claim for damages. In the accident on July 10, 2003, Mr Li's truck hit a KMB bus, causing it to plunge off the highway and down a 30-metre slope. Mr Li was later sentenced, on appeal, to five months in jail for careless driving. Lee, 42, was a member of the senior teaching staff of a secondary school in Tuen Mun.