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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

68-year-old man in wheelchair in hospital after being hit by a minibus on Hong Kong street

The man is thrown on to the motorway at the junction of Fat Kwong Street and Sheung Shing Street in Ho Man Tin

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 2:18pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 2:18pm

A 68-year-old wheelchair-bound man was in serious condition after being hit by a minibus at a pedestrian crossing in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

The wheelchair was toppled over and the man was thrown on to the motorway at the junction of Fat Kwong Street and Sheung Shing Street outside the Auxiliary Medical Services Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.

The red-topped minibus was travelling downhill along Fat Kwong Street and the victim was crossing the road at the time the incident happened soon after 7am, according to police.

The crossing is controlled by a traffic light, but police were unsure what colour the light was at the time of the incident.

“The minibus hit the victim before slamming into railings,” a police spokeswoman said.

The man received injuries to his head and back. He was taken conscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

The spokeswoman said the 59-year-old minibus driver was unhurt and passed a breathalyser test.

No arrests have been made.

According to official statistics, 88 people died in 84 road traffic accidents across the city in the first 10 months of this year.