Date
20 October 2017
The red Lexus lands upside down after falling from the third floor of a car park in Tuen Mun. Photo: RTHK
The red Lexus lands upside down after falling from the third floor of a car park in Tuen Mun. Photo: RTHK

Woman sends car diving from third floor of Tuen Mun car park

A Lexus sedan driven by a woman in pajamas crashed through the wall of a car-park building in Tuen Mun on Tuesday and plunged six meters from the third floor to the ground.

The driver, surnamed Luo, was unconscious when she was rushed to the hospital, Ming Pao Daily reported on Wednesday.

She was now in stable condition after regaining consciousness.

Luo came to Hong Kong seven years ago. She and her Hong Kong husband have two children. They live with her mother-in-law at Wu Pik House in Tuen Mun.

Neighbors said they had seen Luo and her husband having quarrels in the few days prior to the accident.

The couple even had a fight through WeChat, a popular messaging app in mainland China, the night before, sources said.

On the morning of the accident, Luo twice called her husband who was working at a construction site in the airport, but no one answered. 

She then left her personal belongings, including her phone and identity card, at the flat.

At around 10 a.m., Luo was seen wandering at the estate’s car park. 

On the second floor, she boarded her husband’s beloved car and drove it.

While driving towards the third floor, she didn’t steer left but stepped on the gas instead.

The car smashed through the car park’s wall and plunged six meters to the ground. It landed upside down.

The Housing Authority, which operates the parking lot, said the car park has been in use since 1983 and its walls and posts comply with building standards.

It said it will follow up the case and claim damages from the woman.

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Police said they found no tire tracks on the ground. Photo: RTHK


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