Hong Kong van driver arrested in connection with hit-and-run smash that left 6 minibus passengers injured

Hong Kong van driver arrested in connection with hit-and-run smash that left 6 minibus passengers injured

Hong Kong police have arrested a 56-year-old driver in connection with a hit-and-run case, after a crash involving a van and a minibus left six passengers injured in the Pat Heung area of Yuen Long.

The man, surnamed Lam, was arrested for alleged dangerous driving, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a traffic accident and failing to report an accident.

Lam was suspected to have lost control of the van which then collided with a green minibus at around 4pm on Kam Sheung Road near the Seasons Palace housing complex, and allegedly fled the scene.

The minibus hit a lamp post after the collision and flipped on its side.

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Traffic was disrupted for more than an hour after the accident. Photo: Facebook/Bosco Chu

Five men and a woman, aged between 44 and 68, suffered minor injuries to their heads, hands, and feet and were sent to Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long for treatment. The minibus driver was not hurt.

Police arrested the van driver on Kam Sheung Road. He failed a breathalyser test.

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The minibus was on Route 72 running from Yuen Long MTR station to Lui Kung Tin village in Pat Heung.

Traffic on Kam Sheung Road, a two-lane carriageway in the New Territories connecting Kam Tin to Sheung Shui, was disrupted for more than an hour because of the accident. Vehicles travelling in both directions had to share the same lane.

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