Date
22 April 2019
The school bus driver, 74, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and rammed a concrete divider on the Kwun Tong Bypass at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The front of the vehicle was severely damaged. Photo: i-Cable News
The school bus driver, 74, allegedly lost control of the vehicle and rammed a concrete divider on the Kwun Tong Bypass at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The front of the vehicle was severely damaged. Photo: i-Cable News

Nine injured in school bus crash in Kowloon Bay

A school bus crashed in Kowloon Bay on Tuesday morning, injuring nine people on board, including the driver, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

At around 7 a.m., the bus was traveling on the Sha Tin-bound Kwun Tong Bypass in Kowloon Bay to take the students to Malvern College Hong Kong. 

As the bus approached Prince Edward Road East Link Road, the 74-year-old male driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle, which then hit a crash cushion before ramming a concrete divider on the Kwun Tong Bypass. 

The impact was such that the front of the bus was severely damaged. 

Firefighters arrived at the scene soon after receiving a report and helped evacuate the people on board. 

Seven pupils, including five girls, were injured. They were aged 6 to 11. They were treated at several hospitals before being discharged. 

A nanny, 64, was in critical condition, and the driver was seriously injured. 

The accident came a day after an empty school minibus rolled down a street and crashed in North Point, killing four people and injuring 11. 

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