Two traffic accidents unfold in Wong Tai Sin within one hour, taxi plunges down 5-meter slope, private car collides with manhole

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13th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) Wong Tai Sin witnessed two separate traffic accidents within the span of one hour. The first incident involved a taxi carrying passengers along Clearwater Bay Road, heading towards Sai Kung at around 3am today. Approximately 300 meters before a school, the taxi driver seemingly lost control, crossing over into the opposite lane and demolishing a 6-meter railing. The vehicle then careened straight down a 5-meter steep slope, finally coming to a halt after colliding with a tree. The impact triggered the deployment of the car’s safety airbags and caused the trunk lid to open forcefully. Amidst the sound of the car’s horn, the taxi driver, Mr. Wong (48 years old), and a 23-year-old male passenger were initially trapped and injured. However, before rescue personnel arrived at the scene, both individuals managed to free themselves from the car and were subsequently transported to a hospital for treatment. The driver claimed that he had swerved to avoid an animal, and law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.

Approximately 40 minutes later, another incident occurred involving a private car on Fei Ngo Shan Road, heading towards Pak Fa Lam. As the vehicle approached a left turn near Customs Pass, the driver, Mr. Hui (45 years old), allegedly struggled to discern the road conditions due to the darkness at the scene. Consequently, the private car forcefully collided with a manhole and ended up with its front wheels suspended in the air, causing significant damage to the front of the vehicle. Fortunately, neither the driver nor the female passenger on board sustained any injuries.