Seven students injured after driver loses control of school bus in HK, less than six hours after similar vehicle flipped on highway

Seven students injured after driver loses control of school bus in HK, less than six hours after similar vehicle flipped on highway

Police say driver hit railings along road at noon outside St Antonius Primary School

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The bus blocked two lanes along Canal Road Flyover for more than an hour.
Photo: Sam Tsang/SCMP

Seven students sustained minor injuries after a school bus crashed in Yau Tong at noon on Thursday, the second such incident in less than six hours across Hong Kong.

Police said the bus, which was full of school children, was travelling along Yau Tong Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle outside St Antonius Primary School. 

“It rammed into railings along the road. The driver called police himself,” a spokesman for the force said. “The driver and seven pupils were slightly injured and sent to United Christian Hospital in three ambulances.”

It was unknown which school the students attended, but police said an investigation was under way. 

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Separately at 6.24am, a 54-year-old driver lost control of his school bus along Canal Road Flyover, near Queen’s Road East. The vehicle, which was not carrying any children, flipped over and blocked two lanes on the flyover.

The driver and a woman, 53, were trapped in the bus and later rescued by firefighters. The woman suffered chest fractures while the driver sustained injuries to his arms and legs. 

Two lanes heading to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel were shut down for 1½ hours.

In December, four people were killed and 11 injured when an unmanned school bus rolled 100 metres down a street in North Point, hitting pedestrians and other vehicles.

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