A 19-year-old female tourist might have to be amputated after she was struck by a bus in Mong Kok on Wednesday afternoon.
The accident occurred at the busy crossing between Argyle Street and Nathan Road near the HSBC building. Investigators said the bus might have been driving too close to the pedestrian walkway.
The woman was taken to hospital. The 47-year-old bus driver, surnamed Liu, was arrested for “dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm” and has been released on bail.
The area in question is well known as a traffic black spot.
Witnesses said that the victim had just started to cross the road when the bus swerved and hit a fence before running over her right leg.
Fung Hin-tat, an accident and emergency services doctor, said it is possible that the woman has to be amputated at least below the knee to keep her alive.
Fung said that if people want to help, they should first ask the victim to to lie down to restrict the blood flow and prevent losing too much blood.
The best method is to stop the bleeding by directly applying pressure on the wound, he said.
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