Truck driver loses leg in highway horror crash

Local | Sophie Hui 23 Sep 2019

A truck driver was arrested after a smash on Tsing Kwai Highway early yesterday that resulted in the 40-year-old driver of another truck having one of his legs severed.

The driver who suffered the horrific injury, Wong, had clambered down from his stalled vehicle, a medium goods vehicle, just before 3.50am near the Cheung Tsing Tunnel in a Kowloon-bound lane.

That was when another medium goods truck driven by 32-year-old Kam slammed into the rear of his vehicle.

The impact sent the stationary truck forward about 10 meters and also threw a transport worker named So, 30, who has been in Kam's truck, out of the vehicle.

Then it was seen that Wong, who appears to have been standing next to his truck, was unconscious on the road while his lower left leg was detached and about four meters away.

Wong was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in a critical condition.

So, who had suffered injuries to his head and pelvis, was sent to the same hospital in a semi-conscious state and in a serious condition.

Police conducted a breathalyzer test on Kan, and though it was negative he was arrested for dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm.

He was later released on bail and has to report back to police next month.

In June, a taxi rammed into a seven-seater private car that had broken down in the fast lane on the same highway.

A couple in their 30s who had been in the taxi and their two children were injured.

The taxi driver and the driver of the seven-seater did not suffer any injuries.

sophie.hui@singtaonewscorp.com

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