A 61-year-old woman suffered a broken foot this morning as the unlicensed driver of a Mercedes-Benz convertible lost control while fleeing police and rammed a railing in Fortress Hill.
A police unit this morning had noticed the Mercedes driving in the King’s Road bus lane and signalled the driver to stop. But the driver fled east along King’s Road, rammed into a BMW and then smashed into a railing at around 121 King’s Road, injuring pedestrian Ms. Kwok, who, police say, was trying to jump out of the car’s path.
Police caught up to the vehicle and found seven ounces of marijuana and smoking paraphernalia in the car. They arrested the 32-year-old driver, Mr Yuen, for driving without a licence or insurance, trafficking in dangerous drugs and possessing drug paraphernalia. Police also arrested Yuen’s 21-year-old female passenger for the same drug offences.
At the time of the crash, the passenger was holding a Yorkshire Terrier, which, police say, was not injured.
The case was handed over to the Eastern District’s anti-triad team.