Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

Hong Kong mother and son taken to hospital after car ploughs into pedestrian walkway in Mid-Levels

  • The car struck the pair in the early afternoon, ramming into the barrier between the pavement and the road
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 October, 2018, 2:25pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 October, 2018, 11:07pm

A mother and her young son were badly injured after a car ploughed into a pedestrian walkway and hit them in an upscale neighbourhood on Hong Kong Island, police said on Saturday.

Officers received several reports about the accident at 95 Robinson Road in Mid-Levels at 12.13pm.

Reports said the driver of a silver car had lost control and first hit the woman, 42, and then the boy, 13, both of Indian descent.

It then collided with another car before careening into the opposite lane and knocking down a pedestrian railing and crashing into a wall.

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“The car also burst into flames at one point but the fire has since been put out,” a police spokesman said.

He added that the pair had been knocked unconscious, but had already come to by the time they were sent to Queen Mary Hospital.

The driver, 62, who reported having chest and back pains, was sent to the same hospital. It was not clear if there were any passengers.

Both drivers passed their breathalyser tests.

Last year, there were 15,725 road traffic accidents in the entire city. Some 2,708 of those happened on Hong Kong Island.