Date
21 July 2017
It was very fortunate that no one was seriously injured in the accident in North Point. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily
It was very fortunate that no one was seriously injured in the accident in North Point. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily

Volkswagen car rammed, thrown onto North Point street

A Volkswagen car fell from a building and crashed into Tin Hau Temple Road in North Point over the weekend, scaring motorists and pedestrians.

A man was hit but luckily he only sustained minor injuries, and no one was inside the Volkswagen at the time, Apple Daily reports.

Police said investigation showed that 76-year-old doctor, surnamed Fung, drove his Mercedes-Benz car around 10 a.m. on Saturday from the third floor of a carpark at residential estate Piedmont Garden where he lives. He was on his way to his clinic in Kwai Chung.

However, Fung lost control of the car and rammed a Volkswagen parked on the second flood of the carpark at a speed of around 70 kilometers per hour.

Because of the impact, the Volkswagen was pushed out of the carpark railing and fell right on the street below, while the front part of the Mercedes-Benz was left hanging in the air.

Fung, who was trapped in his car with cuts in his left hand, was later pulled out and brought to safety by two residents.

He later told police he bought the second-hand car just a week ago for HK$470,000.  

He also said the car accelerated by itself, resulting in the accident.

Fung apologized to the Volkswagen owner, surnamed Chow.

Chow said he knows Fung, and the loss would be covered by insurance.

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