Minibus collides with barrier on Tuen Mun Road after driver suffering from suspected asthma attack, 9 injuries reported

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31st March 2023 – (Hong Kong) At around 3am today, an overnight minibus travelling from Tsim Sha Tsui to Tin Shui Wai along Tuen Mun Road collided with a barrier near the junction of On Ting Estate, and then came to a halt approximately 20 meters away. The driver, surnamed Tse and aged 64, as well as six men and two women passengers between the ages of 30 to 40, sustained minor injuries.

Upon receiving the report, the Fire Services Department dispatched several ambulances to the scene, and all nine injured were sent to the hospital for treatment. The minibus’s windscreen shattered, and the front of the vehicle was severely damaged. Police officers are currently investigating the cause of the accident. Traffic at the scene was disrupted for a period.

According to sources, the driver of the minibus is believed to have had an asthma attack while driving on Tuen Mun Road leading to the crash. While asthma attacks can happen to anyone at any time, it is possible that the driver’s medical condition may have affected his ability to operate the vehicle. Asthma attacks can result in shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, among other symptoms, making it challenging for the affected individual to perform even simple tasks.