An apparently drunken man was in critical condition after he was thrown off a mini-van while arguing with his friends in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Police on Wednesday received a call from his three companions, who claimed that the 30-year-old victim surnamed Kong was involved in an accident, but video footage from surveillance cameras of shops nearby suggested otherwise, Headline Daily reports.
The three were arrested for producing false statements and now face a charge of dangerous driving causing serious injuries to others.
According to Apple Daily, the four were celebrating Kong’s Nov. 1 birthday on Tuesday night because he would not be available on that day as he would be helping his father in their fish farm in Dongguan.
The incident took place outside Ashley Centre on Ashley Road, after the four were drinking at a bar on the fifth floor and Kong had an argument with one of his friends.
The “car accident” happened after all the men had alcohol in their systems, and Kong’s companions immediately called the police, said Apple Daily.
However, the CCTV video showed that after they left the bar at around 6 a.m., Kong was still arguing with his friend and sat on the hood of his friend’s mini-van, Apple Daily said.
The friend started the car and backed off, causing Kong to fall from the vehicle and land on his head.
When the police and ambulance arrived, the victim was unconscious and his face was covered in blood.
It is believed that Kong suffered serious brain injury and required artificial respiration.
Kong’s family members said they did not know Kong’s companions.
The mini-van is supposedly owned by a woman who lives in a village house in Yuen Long.
But when the police went to the place to investigate, the owner, the driver and the car itself were nowhere to be found.
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