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Minibus driver arrested after vehicle hits and kills schoolgirl, 15, in Tsz Wan Shan

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Source: SCMP/Appledaily

 

 

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Police have arrested a 61-year-old minibus driver for dangerous driving causing death after a student was killed in a collision with the vehicle in Tsz Wan Shan shortly before 8am on Tuesday morning.

 

The fatal accident took place on Sheung Fung Street outside St Bonventure College and High School, where the 15-year-old girl studied. The driver, surnamed Wong, was driving the green-top minibus along the northbound street. The vehicle reportedly knocked down the girl, who was crossing the road at the junction with Lung Fung Street. “The girl, who was on the way to school, rushed out to the road from the right side of the mini bus. The driver could not brake in time and hit the girl,” said Cheung King-man, senior inspector from the traffic investigation and support division in Kowloon East region. “The girl was trapped under the right front wheel and suffered multiple injuries to her head and limbs.”

 

Some passers-by rushed to the nearby Our Lady of Maryknoll hospital and asked for doctors to come and provide first aid. The police received multiple calls about the accident at 7.58am and sent officers, firefighters and paramedics to the scene. The girl was unconscious and taken to Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan for treatment but was declared dead shortly after arrival. Cheung added that the junction was not an accident black spot.

 

The minibus had just left the Wong Tai Sin terminus when the accident happened. The driver passed a breathalyser test and is being detained for further investigations. St Bonventure College and High School expressed sorrow over the death of its pupil and said in a statement that the school activated emergency response procedures. “We will assist students who may suffer from emotional trauma,” the statement read.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact the investigating officers. Last year, the city recorded 16,099 traffic accidents, of which 129 were fatal, claiming 132 lives.

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These guys gotta slow down man, set a limiter. Everytime we visit HK, we avoid taking these minibus.. taxi's aren't that much better but these buses are CRAZY

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that is pretty bad. the driver shouldn't drive so fast on the road. he deserved to be arrest for impaired driving.

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