Woman fighting for life after Hong Kong bus slams into back of stationary crane truck, leaving more than 40 injured
Driver of KMB bus rescued by emergency services and sent to hospital, police sayWoman in critical condition at Yan Chai Hospital, with more than 40 others hurtAccidents and personal safety in Hong KongDanny MokandLars HamerPublished: 3:15pm, 17 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
A woman bus passenger was fighting for her life in Hong Kong on Sunday night after a double-decker slammed into the back of a stationary crane truck, leaving more than 40 others injured.
The injured passengers were mostly able to exit the bus by themselves, but the 57-year-old bus driver was left stranded in his seat with the rear of the truck lodged in the front of his vehicle. Firefighters freed him from the severely damaged vehicle 20 minutes later and he was sent to Tuen Mun Hospital.
Police said the KMB bus operating route 58M was heading towards Tsuen Wan when it ran into the rear of the truck, which was parked on the shoulder of Tuen Mun Road near Tai Lam Chung, at around 1pm. Debris and glass were scattered across the road from the impact.
A passenger who sustained serious head and neck injuries was rescued from the rear of the lower deck.