Oasis Kindergarten principal pledges support following tragic loss of school bus driver in Wong Tai Sin

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25th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A local school bus driver, aged 47, met a tragic end in an accident that occurred at the Grand View Garden estate parking lot in Diamond Hill yesterday at approximately 4.11pm. The driver, identified only as Mr. Choi, succumbed to injuries after a fatal mishap involving the school bus he operated.

The incident unfolded as Mr. Choi was preparing to depart the estate after dropping off students. According to police reports, it appears Mr. Choi was attempting to swipe his Octopus card to exit the parking lot when he accidentally fell from the vehicle. The bus, which was in motion, tragically rolled forward, running over him. Despite being initially conscious and rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mr. Choi’s condition rapidly deteriorated, leading to his death later that evening.

Miss Julie Park, the principal of Oasis English Kindergarten & Preschool in Kwai Chung where Mr. Choi was employed, expressed profound sorrow over the incident. Describing Mr. Choi as “a good driver and a very happy guy,” Miss Park committed to providing all necessary assistance to his bereaved family. “It’s a devastating loss not only for his family but also for our school community,” she stated.

Mr. Choi, who had been with the kindergarten since January and had recently passed his probation period, was known for his cheerful demeanor and dedication. Miss Park highlighted his positive impact on both colleagues and the children he transported daily.

He leaves behind two young children, who were residing with him following his recent divorce. The children’s mother, currently living on the mainland, has returned to Hong Kong to care for them during this difficult time.