Two crashes in two days at Cheung Sha Wan spot

Top News | Stella Wong 29 May 2019

A pavement in Cheung Sha Wan was the scene of a second accident in two days as a van toppled and crashed into metal railings while the amber rainstorm warning was in force yesterday.

At about 11am, the van was traveling on Kwai Chung Road toward Mong Kok and, upon approaching the intersection with Lai Chi Kok Road, the 65-year-old driver, Cheng, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

The van rammed into the kerb planter in the middle of the road, ran over it and then toppled and crashed in the other lane.

A taxi was driving by but moved away before the van crashed, as seen from dashcam footage posted on Facebook.

Cheng, who was trapped in the driver's seat, managed to climb out of the badly damaged vehicle. He had hand injuries and was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital. Police are investigating.

Another accident happened at the same spot a day before. A pedestrian was injured when she was struck by a van that mounted the pavement.

At about 1.30pm on Monday, the van was traveling on Lai Chi Kok Road toward Mong Kok when the 53-year-old driver lost control.

The van knocked down metal railings and hit the 31-year-old woman, who was sent to hospital with minor injuries to her feet.

In a separate accident yesterday, a fire services vehicle rammed into metal railings in Wong Tai Sin - making it the second time it has crashed at the same location in the space of two months.

The Fire Services Department said a light rescue unit vehicle from Wong Tai Sin Fire Station hit the metal railings on Po Kong Village Road near Fung Tak Road at 10.58am.

"The front of the vehicle was slightly damaged. No one was injured in the incident," it added.

The department also confirmed that the vehicle was involved in another traffic accident last month.

On April 12, it hit a metal railing at the intersection of Po Kong Village Road and Fung Tak Road while on its way to handle a special service call.

The front of the vehicle was slightly damaged and the dislodged railing damaged a minibus. No one was injured.

Due to the heavy rain, the Hong Kong Observatory hoisted the amber rainstorm warning from 10.15am to 11.45am yesterday.

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau issued a rainstorm warning from 5.40am to 9.30am. Coloane had more than 60 millimeters of rainfall in an hour.

stellast.wong@singtaonewscorp.com

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