Truck overturned, 11 injured in Cheung Sha Wan road collision

A box truck was overturned after colliding with a minibus at an intersection in Cheung Sha Wan. Photo via Facebook/Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan Concern Group
A box truck was overturned after colliding with a minibus at an intersection in Cheung Sha Wan. Photo via Facebook/Sham Shui Po and Cheung Sha Wan Concern Group

A box truck was overturned after colliding with a minibus at an intersection in Cheung Sha Wan Thursday morning, leaving 11 people injured. 

The red minibus, which was carrying nine passengers, was traveling on Un Chau Street towards Mei Foo when a truck swerved in its direction from Tonkin Street, an adjacent road, around 6:30 am. 

The truck smashed a pedestrian traffic light as the impact of the crash flipped it on its side, according to HK01. The 38-year-old truck driver, surnamed Wong, was slightly injured and managed to climb out of the vehicle on his own.

The minibus driver, surnamed Lam, was trapped in the van, the front of which was severely damaged with the door dislodged. The 60-year-old suffered injuries to his neck and legs and had to be freed from the vehicle by firefighters. He was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment.

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Police told Coconuts that nine minibus passengers, including seven males and two females aged between 50 to 68, were slightly injured.

An injured man was lifted onto a stretcher. Photo via Apple Daily
An injured man was lifted onto a stretcher. Photo via Apple Daily

Photos posted in an Apple Daily report showed the hurt passengers resting by the side of the road, and at least two people were lifted onto a stretcher.

At least six ambulances and several fire trucks were dispatched to the scene.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash and whether any of the drivers might have ran a red light, leading to the collision.

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