Date
23 July 2017
Rescuers give emergency aid to a female student (inset) after she and a male student were hit by a taxi and truck at a pedestrian crossing in Kowloon Tong on Thursday night. Photo: Apple Daily
Rescuers give emergency aid to a female student (inset) after she and a male student were hit by a taxi and truck at a pedestrian crossing in Kowloon Tong on Thursday night. Photo: Apple Daily

Two students seriously injured in Kowloon Tong crash

Two Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) students were seriously injured after being knocked down by a taxi which was rear-ended by a truck at a pedestrian crossing in Kowloon Tong on Thursday night.

The victims were crossing Waterloo Road at the junction of Hereford Road around 9 p.m. when the accident happened, Apple Daily reported. The taxi in front of the crossing stopped at the red lights, but a truck failed to hit the brakes and rammed the cab, causing the latter to knock the two students down.

The female student, 20, surnamed Kan, was also rolled over by the truck and trapped underneath the vehicle. The male student was also seriously injured.

Responding firemen rescued the trapped woman and rushed the two students, along with the taxi driver and a female passenger, to the hospital.

The truck driver, 63, said the brakes were working erratically before the accident. He was arrested for dangerous driving causing bodily harm to other road users.

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