Another passenger who was injured in the collision between a minibus and a lorry in Yuen Long on Friday evening has died, bringing the number of deaths to five. Thirteen people were injured.
Gigi Tang Ying-chi’s mother, who suffered from internal bleeding as a result of her injuries, passed away on Monday afternoon, while Tang remained in critical condition at the Tuen Mun Hospital. Tang, 24, is a member of the Hong Kong women’s football team. Tang’s three-month-old niece was among those killed.
The driver of the lorry was arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving. According to the prosecutor at the initial court hearing, he allegedly ran a red light along Kam Sheung Road and collided with the minibus across Tung Wui Road. The minibus flipped on its side and trapped a number of passengers.
Tang Kei-yin, 9, survived the crash. “After the crash, many people were shouting for help,” she said. Her mother said it was Tang’s 10-pound school bag that prevented her from being thrown out of the minibus.
The 70-year-old lorry driver Cheung Man-leung was denied bail and the case was adjourned until February 16, 2016.