Date
28 March 2017
The suspects are hauled away in a police van (inset) after the accident which wrecked the BMW. Photos: Ming Pao, Apple Daily
The suspects are hauled away in a police van (inset) after the accident which wrecked the BMW. Photos: Ming Pao, Apple Daily

Police nail BMW driver in serious crash after cover-up attempt

Dogged policemen pressed four people who lied about the driver of a BMW sedan involved in a serious accident — and got what they wanted.   

Under questioning, they revealed that one of them was the driver after saying they were all passengers.

A 51-year-old taxi driver, surnamed Chan, and his 31-year-old passenger, surnamed Wong, were hurt in the accident and were taken to hospital.

Chan suffered serious head injuries while Wong is in stable condition.

The incident took place around midnight on Tuesday in Un Chau Street in Cheung Sha Wan when the BMW suddenly roared out of Tonkin Street and plowed into the taxi, according to Ming Pao Daily.

Police arrested the driver of the BMW and his three passengers including a woman.

Tests showed they had been drinking.

Earlier, they claimed the driver had fled before the officers arrived.

Police later found the driver and another man had taken turns at the wheel. Both had no valid driving license.

The two were detained while the others were granted police bail.

Barrister Albert Luk said the four could be charged with obstruction of justice for lying to the police. 

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