TD concerned about fatal traffic accident on Cheung Tsing Highway in Tsing Yi

     The Transport Department (TD) is very concerned about the fatal traffic accident involving a coach on Cheung Tsing Highway in Tsing Yi this morning (November 30).

     The TD has contacted the operator concerned to better understand the situation this morning. Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Transport has contacted the Public Omnibus Operators Association to express her concern, and a meeting between the TD and the Association will be arranged later to study and review the issue of operational safety of non-franchised buses.

     Regarding the cause of the accident, investigation by the Police is under way. According to the TD's records, the coach involved was equipped with seats with high seat back and seatbelts. The latest vehicle examination was conducted in February this year and the coach passed the safety tests.

Ends/Friday, November 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:10