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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Fist fight erupts on busy Hong Kong highway as truck and Mercedes-Benz bump

Drivers were going head to head, briefly touched, then got out to face off

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 April, 2018, 7:02am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 April, 2018, 7:02am

A fist fight broke out between two male drivers in the middle of one of Hong Kong’s busiest highways on Saturday, after their vehicles – a truck and a Mercedes-Benz – bumped each other.

According to dash cam footage posted online, the two were going head to head along Kwun Tong Bypass near Ngau Tau Kok at about 3.30pm when the luxury car changed from the middle lane to the right lane and cut in front of the truck.

When the Benz changed back to the middle lane, the truck did the same, and the two vehicles briefly collided.

The two vehicles stopped in the middle lane soon after. Video showed the truck driver – a stout, bare-chested man – quickly getting out of his vehicle and rushing towards the Benz, whose driver – a white-haired man wearing a white T-shirt – also got out.

They then engaged in a 1 ½-minute fist fight as other vehicles including heavy trucks slowly drove by.

The pair only stopped swinging at each other after a traffic police officer arrived at the scene.

It is unknown what happened to the men and their vehicles, as the car with the dash cam drove away.

A police spokeswoman said the force was still gathering information about the incident.