Date
26 March 2017
The glass exit door of the bus (inset) was smashed as it was approaching the stop at The Peninsula. Photos: Now TV
The glass exit door of the bus (inset) was smashed as it was approaching the stop at The Peninsula. Photos: Now TV

Second passenger crashes into a KMB bus door in a month

Another passenger has been injured after crashing into the glass door of a moving double-decker bus from the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. Ltd.

The accident occurred in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday morning, Now TV reported.

The 51-year-old woman was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of injuries in her arm and lower back. 

The No. 219X bus double-decker was making a right turn from Salisbury Road into Nathan Road at The Peninsula hotel at around 9 a.m.

The woman, who was standing close to the exit, lost her balance and crashed into the exit door.

One of the door’s glass panels was smashed by her left elbow.

The damaged bus was sent to the depot for repair and investigation, RTHK reported.

The Dennis Trident bus was last inspected Jan. 19.

KMB said it has established a special committee for evaluating passengers’ safety when a bus is in motion.

It expects to submit a report to the Transport Department by the middle of next month.

Wong Sing-cheung, president of the KMB Workers General Union, called for an evaluation of the quality of glass used in the buses.

He recommended that passengers do not stand too close to the bus door before the vehicle stops moving.

Mechanical engineer Lo Kok-keung said the force of an impact could amount to 80 pounds when an adult weighing 140 pounds crashes into the door of a bus after losing his or her balance.

Since the glass panel is not thick, it would not be able to withstand such an impact.

On Feb. 2, a 68-year-old man entered a coma after he crashed through a glass door on a KMB bus as it was making a turn in Kowloon Bay and fell out of the vehicle.

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Man in coma after being thrown out of bus in Kowloon Bay (Feb. 2, 2016)

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