2018 Hong Kong bus accident
|2018 Hong Kong bus accident|
Accident scene on 10 February 2018
|Date||10 February 2018|
|Location||Tai Po Mei, |
|Bus route or line||872|
|Type of incident|
On 10 February 2018, at approximately 18:13 HKT, a
Before boarding the bus, the driver chatted with a
As the bus was travelling on a downhill section of Tai Po Road, near Tai Po Mei village, it came to a bend where it flipped onto its left side, hitting a lamp post and destroying Tai Po Mei bus stop. Eighteen people were killed at the scene.
Immediately after the crash, some passengers tried to physically attack the driver. Fire services officers had to cut into the bus to rescue those trapped inside, an operation that took about 85 minutes. A makeshift morgue was set up at the roadside.
The affected section of Tai Po Road was closed for 12 hours following the incident. Other bus routes normally plying the route were diverted to