Date
20 February 2018
A footage from a dashboard camera shows the double-decker KMB bus colliding with crash barriers on the Tsing Kwai Highway on Tuesday morning. Photo: HKEJ/Internet
A footage from a dashboard camera shows the double-decker KMB bus colliding with crash barriers on the Tsing Kwai Highway on Tuesday morning. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

Passenger injured in latest KMB bus crash near Mei Foo

A double-decker bus operated by Kowloon Motor Bus Co. collided with crash barriers on the Tsing Kwai Highway, but luckily it did not cause any serious casualties except one passenger was slightly injured passenger as the driver managed to stop the vehicle safely, Apple Daily reports.

The accident occurred less than a week after another KMB double-decker flipped to its side and killed 19 people in Tai Po last Saturday. 

The latest incident took place at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, when the KMB bus with route number 268C was heading for Kwun Tong Ferry Pier from Long Ping Station.

As it was taking a turn on a downward slope of the highway near Mei Foo, it suddenly slid to the right side of the road and hit the crash barriers.

Footage taken by a dashboard camera of a car behind it and uploaded online showed the bus running against the barriers for a while before it stopped. A lot of smoke came out of the rear of the vehicle as a result.

A KMB spokesman said a female passenger on the bus suffered a minor injury and was sent to a hospital, adding that an investigation was underway.

The company did not explain whether the incident was caused by a driver’s error or a malfunctioning of the bus.

Police said the bus driver, 60, claimed he lost control of the vehicle because he tried to avoid hitting a bird.

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