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NO ARRESTS AFTER KMB DRIVER LOSES CONTROL, INJURING SEVEN PASSENGERS AND A 14-YO GIRL AT BUS STOP

The 277X after its driver smashed onto the pavement and knocked over a lamppost

Police say there have been no arrests after a bus smash that injured nine people โ€“ the driver, seven passengers and a 14-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop โ€“ in Wong Tai Sin today.

The driver of the KMB bus, the 277X towards Lam Tin, apparently lost control approaching a bus stop at the Choi Hung Road Bus Station at midday today. He mounted the pavement and rammed a lamppost. which then smashed onto the bus stop, shattering the glass roof of the bus stop and injuring the young girl.

Seven passengers on the bus โ€“ one man and six women, aged between 24 and 64 โ€“ were also injured in the crash, as was the bus driver, Mr Fok, 32.

The girl was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, conscious, for treatment while the driver and passengers were sent to either Queen Elizabeth Hospital or United Christian Hospital.

Five ambulances attended the crash.

Separately, another KMB on route 277X was involved in an incident last night where a female passenger, Ms Yuan, 62, fell down the stairs of the double-decker and was knocked unconscious.

That incident happened on Pak Wo Road in Sheung Shui at 10:22pm. The 56-year-old KMB driver was also reported as injured, although it is not clear how.

1,253 bus passengers were injured in 2021 according to Transport Department figures, two-thirds of them women.

A 62-year-old woman fell down the stairs of a KMB double-decker bus on the route 277X last night

 

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