Taxi crashes on Lower Albert Road in Central, injuring foreign woman and trapping driver

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9th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 10.46am today, a taxi encountered trouble while traveling along Lower Albert Road in Central, near an abandoned private hospital. The taxi veered off the road and crashed into the railing, ultimately coming to rest on the pedestrian walkway. The front of the vehicle was perched precariously on a stone ledge, while the rear was elevated off the ground, creating a perilous situation. Reports indicate that a foreign woman from New Zealand was struck by the taxi and forcefully thrown approximately 10 meters away onto Ice House Street. Despite suffering a fractured foot, she remained conscious and alert. Meanwhile, the taxi driver sustained injuries and became trapped inside the vehicle, necessitating the intervention of rescue personnel who successfully extricated both the injured woman and the driver. They were subsequently transported to a medical facility for treatment. According to on-site sources, the taxi driver involved has been taken back to the police station to assist with the investigation.

In a separate incident, a taxi driver surnamed Poon was driving in the vicinity when his vehicle’s windshield was shattered by flying debris from the aforementioned accident on Ice House Street. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident.