Date
21 October 2018
A KMB double-decker bus was found seriously damaged with its front smashed and windshield shattered at the Kwai Chung Container Terminals after it was stolen at the bus company's Lok Fu terminal on Tuesday. Photo: Internet
A KMB double-decker bus was found seriously damaged with its front smashed and windshield shattered at the Kwai Chung Container Terminals after it was stolen at the bus company's Lok Fu terminal on Tuesday. Photo: Internet

Driver flees after stealing, crashing KMB double-decker bus

A double-decker bus of Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) was stolen, driven away and rammed into a kerb in the early hours of Tuesday, Apple Daily reports.

The bus was parked at the Lok Fu Bus Terminus after its driver completed the last trip at 12:39 a.m.

At about 3 a.m., a KMB employee noticed the GPS system showing the bus was at a roundabout on Container Port Road South at the Kwai Chung Container Terminals. It is believed that the vehicle went around the roundabout several times before it stopped.

Police who arrived at the scene saw that the bus was seriously damaged with its front smashed and its windshield shattered.

As smoke was seen coming out of the vehicle, firefighters were called to spray it with water.

The was no sign of the driver, who is believed to have been injured and have fled the scene.

Data retrieved from the recorder installed on the bus showed it was driven away from the bus terminal at about 2 a.m. It traveled through Lung Cheung Road and Ching Cheung Road, and then driven around Container Port Road South several times before it finally stopped.

A police source revealed that a staff identity document is normally required to activate the bus, but it could still be driven without it by turning on a hidden switch.

A KMB spokesperson condemned the theft and said security cameras at the terminal would be thoroughly checked to help the police in the investigation.

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