A taxi in Hong Kong rushed into a cosmetics store in December and the driver was arrested for dangerous driving

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 A taxi in Hong Kong rushed into a cosmetics store in December and the driver was arrested for dangerous driving


BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- According to the website of Ming Pao, a taxi in Hong Kong rushed into a cosmetics store in the early morning of June 6, causing damage to its doors and windows. The taxi driver was not injured in June. Subsequently, Hong Kong police arrested the driver and are now being detained for investigation.

A taxi ran out of control and crashed into a cosmetics store in Shangshui, Hong Kong. Photo Source: Hong Kong Ming Pao/Cai Fangshan

At about 2 a.m. on the 6th, a taxi in Hong Kong was driving along Shangshui Fuxing Street towards Xinfeng Road. When it turned right at the junction of Xinfeng Road and Fuxing Street, the taxi did not brake. It hit a 2-metre-long railing in front of it and then rushed into a Sasha cosmetics store.

The door of the cosmetics shop was destroyed, the window glass was broken, and the goods in the shop were scattered all over the place. A bicycle parked on the roadside was also knocked down.

The 68-year-old taxi driver involved was uninjured and left the car with a crutch. The Hong Kong police received the report and arrested the driver on suspicion of dangerous driving. They are now being detained for investigation.

According to figures from the Hong Kong Transport Department, as of 27 February, the average age of Hong Kong taxi valid official driving licence holders was 58.4 years, which was higher than 56.2 years for public minibuses, 53.9 years for public buses and 54.1 years for franchised buses.

According to the Hong Kong Road Traffic (Driving License) Regulations (Cap 374B), when a person aged 70 or above applies for a new or renewed driving license, he or she must provide a medical certificate to prove that the applicants health is suitable for driving.

Source: Responsible Editor of China News Network: Shi Jianlei_NBJ11331