The pavement next to a bus stop in Mong Kok became the site of mass mourning yesterday, with ghost offerings, tearful families and silent onlookers marking the deaths of two pedestrians whose lives were cut short in a late-night bus crash. Two women were killed and two others left fighting for their lives in the crash at what locals described as a traffic black spot where minibuses are often driven 'like racing cars'. At 11.40pm on Friday, the double-decker 1A to Sau Mau Ping collided with a 616S Mong Kok-to-Lok Ma Chau minibus in Sai Yeung Choi Street South, forcing the smaller vehicle on to the pavement and into a crowd of nine female pedestrians. The road resembled a war zone, with a Circle K shopfront destroyed and blood staining the pavement. Two women were killed and seven were injured. Li Yee-ha, 25, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and a 48-year-old woman died in Kwong Wah Hospital. A woman was in critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night and another was in serious condition. Two others were in hospital in stable condition. A tearful man who was mourning his 48-year-old wife at noon at the bus stop blamed the minibus driver and criticised the authorities for what he saw as poor law enforcement. Incense was burned, and fruit and ghost money were offered while a Taoist priest said prayers. Police cordoned off the area for mourning and onlookers lined a nearby footbridge in silence. Police arrested the 34-year-old minibus driver for alleged dangerous driving causing death. He was released on bail of HK$10,000. Witnesses said that at the time of the crash the roads were chaotic as pedestrians lined Mong Kok Road waiting for buses. Four bus stops serve nine bus lines at the site of the accident. The chairman of the traffic and transport committee of Yau Tsim Mong District Council, Alexander Hau Wing-cheong, said the spot was a dangerous area. 'This area is a black spot for traffic accidents, and minibus drivers usually drive like they are racing cars at night.' A nearby pharmacist said: 'There are usually at least one or two car accidents at that spot in a month.' The police would not say whether the area was an accident black spot as the investigation was still under way. The Transport Department said it would follow police advice on road design. Edmond Chung Kong-mo, chairman of Yau Tsim Mong District Council, visited the site right after the accident. 'It was chaotic, but no one expects a minibus to mount a footpath. I am not sure if the van was speeding, as there were no brake marks at the scene.' Lai Ming-hung, chairman of the Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group, said the arrested driver had been driving that route - from Mong Kok to Lok Ma Chau - for four years. 'Since there are so many buses running on Mong Kok Road, drivers might become impatient waiting to get out of Sai Yeung Choi Street South. The road design is also a problem,' Mr Lai said.