16 in hospital after HAS bus crash on N. Lantau Highway

Sixteen people were injured when a Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS) bus collided with a truck at Sunny Bay early this morning.

The bus, carrying staff to the airport for the morning shift, was trying to overtake a mobile crane when it clipped the rear of the vehicle and careered into a concrete barrier, skidding for 100 metres before coming to a halt.

The 61-year-old bus driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be cut free, Ming Pao reported..

Of the ten males and six females who were injured, 13 were sent to Princess Margaret Hospital and the remaining three went to North Lantau Hospital for treatment.

By noon, ten had already been discharged.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

HAS is a Cathay Pacific subsidiary that provides baggage, aircraft and other airport services.

Photo: HK01

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