Date
22 August 2019
The woman driver, 47, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death after her private car crashed into a bus stop in Ngau Tau Kok on Sunday afternoon. Photo: HKEJ/Now News
The woman driver, 47, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death after her private car crashed into a bus stop in Ngau Tau Kok on Sunday afternoon. Photo: HKEJ/Now News

Elderly man killed, six injured in Ngau Tau Kok car crash

An 85-year-old man was killed and six others were injured when a private car crashed into a bus stop in Ngau Tau Kok on Sunday afternoon.

At 2:42 p.m., the car was cruising along Kwun Tong Road eastbound amid light rain, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

As it was approaching a bus stop outside the Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate, the car reportedly went out of control on the slippery road before mounting the pavement and smashing several advertising displays at the stop.

Responding firefighters rescued two women and a man out of the car. 

The male passenger was still conscious when he was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead later.

The 47-year-old woman driver and her daughter, 25, were both sent to United Christian Hospital in a conscious state.

Two male and two female pedestrians, aged from 25 to 48, were also injured in the accident and sent to United Christian Hospital.

It was understood that the dead man, surnamed Kwan, was the older woman’s private driving instructor and the woman and her daughter had met with him at a Chinese restaurant for a “yum cha” just before the accident took place.

The driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for further investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers at 2305 7500 or 2305 7570.

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