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Fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei
     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei today (March 4) in which two men aged 54 and 59 died, while 11 women and five men were injured.

     At about 10.25am, a bus driven by the 59-year-old man was travelling along West Kowloon Highway towards Hong Kong. When approaching Yau Ma Tei Interchange, it reportedly collided with a light goods vehicle (LGV) that was stopped on the highway suspectedly due to breakdown.

     In the accident, the 59-year-old bus driver fell out from the bus and was certified dead at scene, while the 54-year-old LGV driver, who was located at the back of the LGV, was seriously injured and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital unconsciously where he was certified dead at 11.11am. A 39-year-old female LGV passenger, ten female bus passengers and five male bus passengers aged between 23 and 69 were injured and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Kwong Wah Hospital for medical treatment.

     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon West is underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 9023 or 3661 9188.
Ends/Monday, March 4, 2019
Issued at HKT 15:09
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