Date
11 December 2016
A minibus lies on its side after colliding with a double decker bus in Cheung Sha Wan. Photos: Facebook/Brian Lee, Wai Man Lo
A minibus lies on its side after colliding with a double decker bus in Cheung Sha Wan. Photos: Facebook/Brian Lee, Wai Man Lo

15 injured in Cheung Sha Wan bus collision

A double decker bus and a minibus collided Monday morning in Cheung Sha Wan, injuring 15 people including 13 passengers.

The accident happened at around 8 a.m. at the junction of Shun Ning Road and Hing Wah Street, Apple Daily reports.  

The Citybus-owned double decker was traveling along Hing Wah Street and was about to turn to Po On Road when it hit the red minibus which was coming from the right side on Shun Ning Road.

The impact sent the minibus, which was full of passengers, rolling to its side.

Many passengers were trapped inside the vehicle until they were rescued by responding firemen.

The minibus was traveling from Yau Tong on Castle Peak Road toward Cheung Sha Wan when the accident happened, according to one of its passengers.

He said the bus did not stop at the stop sign, hitting the minibus head-on.

The accident site is not a traffic black spot, according to news website hk01.com.

The injuries were not serious but the situation was chaotic and traffic was backed up for hours.

Police are investigating if any traffic regulations have been breached.

Four female passengers suffered bone fractures while one male passenger sustained chest injuries and might require surgery, investigators said.

The injured were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, Caritas Medical Center and Kwong Wah Hospital.

The 49-year-old driver of the double decker bus, surnamed Mak, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.

Mak, who has been a bus driver for nearly two years, was finishing his first round that started at 6:50 a.m., police said.

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