Date
18 January 2017
A fallen tree rests on a taxi as officers try to help its occupants to safety. Photo: Commercial Radio
A fallen tree rests on a taxi as officers try to help its occupants to safety. Photo: Commercial Radio

Passenger, 96, passes out after falling tree hits taxi

A 96-year-old passenger passed out after a 15-meter tree crashed onto a taxi being driven by his son.

The trunk landed on the roof of the vehicle and clipped another taxi, shattering their windscreens, am730 reports.

The incident took place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Wylie Road in Ho Man Tin during a fierce rainstorm. 

The man and his 64-year-old son, surnamed Tang, were brought to hospital. No injuries were found.

The elderly passenger regained consciousness in the emergency ward and Tang said it was a good omen.

He said he was feeling lucky and might try playing the Mark Six that night.

Investigators said the tree might have come loose after heavy rain softened the ground, causing it to topple over. 

The Hong Kong Observatory had the red and amber rainstorm signals up for seven hours on Tuesday.

Twenty-two incidents of flooding and fallen trees were reported.

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Workers clear the road of debris from a fallen tree in Ho Man Tin. The tree clipped two taxis. Photo: Commercial Radio


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