Hong Kong bus crashes into police vehicle and car from another accident, wounding five people

Driver of Honda involved in first accident thrown off motorway and currently suffering critical injuries

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 August, 2017, 12:39pm
UPDATED : Monday, 21 August, 2017, 12:38pm

A double-decker bus ploughed into the scene of an earlier traffic accident in Hong Kong’s western New Territories on early Sunday morning, injuring at least five people.

One of the victims was thrown off the edge of the flyover, suffering critical injuries.

The two accidents took place on a section of the Tsuen Wan Road motorway above Wing Tak Street.

The first involved two vehicles, one of them a Honda, at 1.30am on Sunday, but no one was injured.

A police car soon arrived on the scene to help, and one of the vehicles was allowed to leave after officers had taken down details.

But about 45 minutes later, a KMB bus on route N368 bound for Tsuen Wan West suddenly slammed into the police car, which then hit the Honda which was waiting to be towed.

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The 23-year-old Honda driver, who was standing on the side of the motorway at the time, fell off the bridge upon impact. He landed on top of a parked car about 10 metres below, and suffered multiple body injuries.

He was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in an unconscious state, while the other four who were injured – including two bus passengers – were sent to Yan Chai Hospital for treatment.

Both the police car and the Honda suffered massive damage, with the rear ends of both vehicles completely caved in.

The 45-year-old bus driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.