At least 13 people have been injured after four vehicles, including two buses, collided on Tuen Mun Road near Tai Lam Tunnel on Wednesday morning, with some lanes blocked due to the accident.

Photo: Thomas Hung and Ho Tin Fong via Facebook groups.

The police received reports of a car crash on one of the city’s most congested expressways at 8:05 a.m. A small van that was travelling in the direction of Tsuen Wan reportedly lost control and crossed into another lane, causing a single-decker bus and a double-decker bus to collide, according to local media reports.

The van’s tire broke off and hit another private vehicle.

Photo: Thomas Hung via Facebook groups.

Seven males and six females aged eight to 56 were injured in the accident, police said. They were all conscious and were sent to Yan Chai Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.

According to an Oriental Daily report, the 35 year-old driver of the van, the 62 year-old driver of the single-decker bus, and an eight year-old boy were among the injured.

Photo: Thomas Hung via Facebook groups.

The windshield of the double-decker bus was shattered and the back of the single-decker bus crumpled – both were operated by the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB). Dozens of passengers were evacuated from the scene by shuttle bus arranged by KMB.

The expressway was heavily congested after the accident. At least six ambulances were seen at the scene, according to a witness who posted on Facebook.

Last month, a nine-car pile-up on the same road saw five people treated for minor injuries, local media reported. Tuen Mun Road was also the site of Hong Kong’s deadliest road accident, in which 21 people died after a KMB bus was hit by a lorry and plunged off a bridge in 2003.

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Lea Mok

Lea Mok is a multimedia reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. She previously contributed to StandNews, The Initium, MingPao and others. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.