18 students with special educational needs sent to Hong Kong hospitals after school bus hits car near mainland border

  • Accident occurred at 7.43am on Thursday along Kong Sham Western Highway, close to Fu Tai Estate in Tuen Mun
  • Police say all 19 students on bus showed no obvious signs of bruises, while custodian suffered neck pain after traffic collision

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Some of the students involved in a bus crash near the mainland Chinese border have been sent to Tuen Mun Hospital for check-ups. Photo: Sam Tsang

Eighteen students with special educational needs were sent to hospitals for check-ups on Thursday morning after a school bus in Hong Kong struck a car along a highway connecting the city and mainland China.

The accident took place at 7.43am along the Kong Sham Western Highway near Fu Tai Estate in Tuen Mun. The bus collided with the car as it drove in the direction of Tuen Mun.

According to police, none of the 19 students on the bus showed obvious signs of bruises, though a custodian in her 50s had complained of neck pain.

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The 18 students, which comprised 13 boys and five girls aged six to 15, and the school bus nanny were sent to Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun and Pok Oi hospitals for check-ups. The other student refused any medical care.

Tuen Mun’s Hong Chi Morninghill School, which provides primary and secondary education for children with mild intellectual disabilities, confirmed that their bus was involved in the accident, adding the students and staff involved had experienced “no big problem”.

Police said both drivers involved in the accident had taken breath alcohol tests, with neither showing signs of intoxication.

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