Nine people, including seven primary school pupils, were hurt as a school bus hit a concrete divider on the Kwun Tong Bypass in Kowloon East early Tuesday morning.
This is the second accident involving a school bus in the last 24 hours. On Monday afternoon, a 19-seater rolled 100 metres down a slope near Cheung Hong Street in North Point and rammed into a building on Hei Wo Street, killing four people and injuring 11.
Police were alerted to the latest incident at 7.42am on Tuesday.
“Nine people were hurt, including a male driver, a female nanny and seven pupils,” a police spokesman said. “All of them were conscious.”
It was not immediately clear how many pupils were on board the vehicle in total.
The bus was on the section of the highway off Kai Ching Estate, heading towards Sha Tin.
At 8.45am, the scene had yet to be cleared. Most of the road was blocked, with a long queue of vehicles stretching to near Laguna City, about 5km from accident site.
The access road linking the bypass to Prince Edward Road East was also obstructed. It was opened at about 9am, but traffic in the area remained congested.
Connecting Lam Tin and Kowloon Bay in Kowloon East, the Kwun Tong Bypass is a 5.2km elevated motorway with three lanes in each direction and a posted speed limit of 70 to 80km/h.