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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Four-vehicle crash involving minibus in Hong Kong injures 17

Police say two cars and a motorbike also involved

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 August, 2017, 12:30pm
UPDATED : Friday, 22 September, 2017, 9:25pm

A four-vehicle crash involving a minibus in Sai Kung injured 17 people on Thursday morning, police said.

The smash happened outside Sai Kung fire station at the junction of Hiram’s Highway and Hong Kin Road shortly after 10.30am.

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Nine men and eight women, aged between 19 and 75, suffered minor injuries in the crash that involved a minibus, two cars and a motorcycle.

According to police, one of the two cars rammed into the motorcycle and the other car in the Sai Kung-bound lane of Hiram’s Highway and then crossed into the opposite lane where it slammed into the minibus.

Police arrested the driver of the car – a 44-year-old man – on suspicion of dangerous driving. He was released on bail pending further investigations.

The Fire Services Department sent at least six ambulances to take the injured to Tseung Kwan O Hospital and United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong.

The Transport Department said that, because of the accident, some lanes of Hiram’s Highway were partly closed, causing congestion.

In the first six months of this year, 59 people died in 57 fatal traffic accident in the city, according to police figures.