Fatal traffic accident in Tai Po

     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tai Po yesterday (February 10) in which 15 men and four women died, while 62 men and three women were injured.

     At about 6.15pm, a bus driven by a 30-year-old man was travelling along Tai Po Road – Tai Po Kau towards Tai Po. When approaching near Tai Po Mei, it reportedly lost control and side-turned.

     In the accident, 14 men and four women were certified dead at scene. 63 men and three women were injured and sent to various hospitals for medical treatment in which one man was later certified dead in hospital.

     The 30-year old male bus driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm. He is still being detained for further enquiries.

     Investigation by the Regional Crime Unit, New Territories North is underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 3344 or 9460 0523.

Ends/Sunday, February 11, 2018
Issued at HKT 5:40