On the evening of November 11, a truck was driving along Kwun Tong Road in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. Suspected braking failure caused 14 injuries when it collided with a bus boarding and disembarking passengers. Among them, the truck driver was once trapped in the car.
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The incident occurred at 8:00 pm on November 11, when a truck collided with a bus in the direction of Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, opposite the Kowloon Bay MTR Station. Among them, the bus was on the Kowloon Bay Line 1A. It was heading for Zhongxiu Maoping at the time of the accident. It was boarding and disembarking at the bus stop opposite the Kowloon Bay Railway Station. A truck was driving along the slow line. It was suspected that the brake was too late. The left front of the bus hit the rear of the bus directly.
The left front of the truck was badly damaged and deformed, and the driver was trapped for a time. Firefighters were required to assist him in leaving the car. Fortunately, he was not seriously injured. Bus drivers, 11 passengers and a passer-by were slightly injured. Some of the injured were carried to the hospital by stretcher bed. The truck driver was rescued when the fire alarm report arrived, and the ambulance personnel took the driver to the lower level of the bus for dressing. Eleven passengers and one passer-by on the bus were slightly injured. Mobile medical vehicles were present to distribute the injured. Some of the injured had to be carried to the hospital by stretcher beds and ambulances. According to reports, firefighters were on the scene to open their throats for warning because of a serious oil leak in the truck after the accident. Affected by the accident, the medium and slow lines of Kwun Tong Road towards Kwun Tong near Kowloon Bay Railway Station were closed, and traffic was busy for a time.