Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tsing Yi this morning (November 30) in which three men and two women died, while 25 men and seven women were injured.
At about 4.54am, a coach driven by a 62-year-old man was travelling along Cheung Tsing Highway towards Hong Kong International Airport. When approaching North West Tsing Yi Interchange, the coach reportedly rammed into the rear end of a taxi which had broken down on the road. The coach further lost control and hit the central kerb.
In the accident, two men aged 30 and 50 respectively and one woman aged 58 from the coach were certified dead at scene. The 59-year-old male taxi driver and a 47-year-old female coach passenger were rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital and Yan Chai Hospital in unconscious state and were later certified dead. In addition, 24 men and seven women from the coach and one man from the taxi were also injured in the incident. They were sent to Yan Chai Hospital, Caritas Medical Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital respectively for treatment.
Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, New Territories South is underway.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 1300.
Issued at HKT 19:18