Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

Three injured as Hong Kong minibus slams seven-seater car and taxi, then mounts pavement

  • Minibus could not brake in time and rammed into two other vehicles in front, police say
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 January, 2019, 3:05pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 January, 2019, 4:56pm

A minibus rammed into a seven-seater car and taxi before mounting a pavement next to a bus stop during the Hong Kong morning rush hour on Thursday.

Two men and one woman from the three vehicles were injured in the incident in Wong Tai Sin at 8.41am. Police said no passers-by were hit.

The red-top minibus driven by a 46-year-old man was travelling along Kwun Tong-bound Lung Cheung Road when it slammed into the other two vehicles near Tin Ma Court, according to police.

A police spokesman said the taxi and the car slowed down because of traffic conditions and the minibus, which was behind, failed to brake in time and rammed into the two vehicles.

After the collision, the minibus then mounted a pavement and mowed down three bollards before it came to a stop behind a bus stop.

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The two others injured – a 59-year-old man driving the seven-seater and a female taxi passenger, 25 – were brought conscious, along with the minibus driver, to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for treatment.

Police said the drivers of the three vehicles passed breathalyser tests. So far, no one has been arrested,

Police figures show 118 people died in 99 road accidents in the first 11 months of 2018, including a horrific February bus crash in Tai Po that left 19 dead and more than 60 injured.