13 hurt in crash involving 2 buses and delivery van on Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun Road
- Police say one of the wheels broke off from the van and also hit a passing car
- Injured comprised drivers of one of the buses and van, as well as 11 passengers from both KMB vehicles
Thirteen people were injured in a collision between two buses and a delivery van on a highway in northern Hong Kong during the morning rush hour on Wednesday.
Emergency personnel were sent in after the crash occurred near Tai Lam Tunnel soon after 8am, according to police.
A spokesman for the force said an initial investigation showed the accident on the Tsuen Wan-bound lane of Tuen Mun Road involved two KMB vehicles – a double-decker and single-deck bus – and a delivery van.
“One of the wheels broke off from the delivery van and hit a passing car,” the spokesman added.
Thirteen people – six men, six women and an eight-year-old boy – suffered minor injuries. The front windscreen of the double-decker bus was extensively damaged and the back of the single-decker was also wrecked in the crash.
The injured people comprised the drivers of the single-deck bus and delivery van, as well as 11 passengers from both KMB vehicles, police said. They were sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in Lai Chi Kok and Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan for treatment.
No one in the car was hurt.
Officers from the New Territories South traffic unit are investigating the cause of the accident.
The Transport Department said the affected roads were reopened to traffic before 9.30am.