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Woman, 97, escapes unscathed after driving into HK$1.78 million Maserati then hitting Marriott Hotel wall

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A 97-year-old motorist was lucky to escape unscathed after her car hit a stationary Maserati before slamming into a wall at the Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong.

The incident took place at the hotel’s main entrance off Justice Drive in Admiralty shortly before 7pm on Thursday. The Post understands that the driver, Frances Joan Leong, was trying to park her silver Honda outside the hotel. No one was in the Maserati, which was also parked there. Leong was trapped inside her vehicle and needed help from emergency personnel to get out. “No obvious injuries were found on the woman, and she did not require hospital treatment,” a police spokesman said. The front and body of the Honda were damaged. The rear of the black Maserati, which had been bought for HK$1.78 million in 2016, was dented. The spokesman said Leong passed a breathalyser test. No one was arrested.

According to the Transport Department, three motor vehicle drivers aged 85 or above were involved in traffic accidents in 2017. There were four in 2016 and six in 2015. In Hong Kong, drivers aged 70 or above are required to submit a medical examination report from a doctor for their first renewal of a driving licence, which will be valid for one year or three years.

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wow. this is the first see a old woman hit and run after driving a nice car. hopefully the police will investigate this incident and find out the cause of the accident.

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wow, 97 years old and still driving, personally i feel that is a little scary. 

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This is incredible.  she is so lucky that didn't hurt herself and anyone else.  She shouldn't have driven the car in the first place.  Looked like she will lose her license.

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There should be a limit on how old a person be in order to drive.  It may sound very age discriminatory but once your senses go, you should operate any heavy machinery.  I have noticed getting older your reaction time seems to get slower.  I'm just saying......

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