Date
26 March 2017
The woman stands in fromt of the train while the driver tries to get her off the tracks. The train eventually left seven minutes behind schedule. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/Laughing Chan
The woman stands in fromt of the train while the driver tries to get her off the tracks. The train eventually left seven minutes behind schedule. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/Laughing Chan

Woman faces prosecution for blocking LRT train

A woman who stood in front of a Light Rail car and dared the driver to run over her will face prosecution for breach of regulations.

MTR Corp. has sent a notice to the woman, surnamed Lau, that it intends to prosecute her, Apple Daily reports.

The action stems from a May 23 incident in which the 45-year-old woman flew into a rage after her left foot was pinched by the closing doors of an LRT train.

Lau had boarded the train with a boy in Sai Wan on Route 505.

Once inside the compartment, she continued to shout at the driver and quarreled with some passengers, according to the report.

She got off two stops later still in a rage and went in front of the train, shouting at the driver to start it.

Lau was talked into leaving the tracks after several heated exchanges with some passengers and was brought to hospital by ambulance. 

A passenger caught the whole incident on a phone camera and posted the clip on social media where it has gone viral.

The train was delayed for seven minutes, Sing Tao Daily reports, citing an MTR spokesman.

MTR by-laws prohibit any person to enter or remain in a restricted area such as rail tracks.

Offenders face a HK$5,000 fine or imprisonment for six months.

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