Honda Civic turns over after crashing into police van in Sha Tin

August 14, 2015 17:07
The road accident caused a huge traffic jam, but no one was seriously injured. Photos: Internet, Apple Daily

A Honda Civic turned over after crashing into a police van in Sha Tin on Thursday morning, causing a huge traffic jam.

The driver of the private car suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for further medical examination, Apple Daily reported.

The car, which was heading towards Tai Po, cut two lanes to the fast lane where it collided with the police van and turned over near the Jockey Club Ti-I College on Sha Tin Road. The accident stalled road traffic up to Yue Tin Court.

The police van was carrying more than half a dozen officers from the Emergency Unit of the Hong Kong Island Command who were on their way to Fanling for training.

The officers got off and helped the driver crawl out of the car.

The road accident became the topic of heated discussion on the internet. 

On a closed Facebook page, Driving Habits HK, netizens ridiculed the driver for assaulting police officers.

But others argued that the driver would not be convicted as he had no specific targets, and the vehicle was simply an extension of his body parts.

They were referring to the case of police superintendent Chu King-wai, who has been accused of using excessive force on Occupy protesters last year. He has been quoted as saying that he used his baton "as an extension of my arm".


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