Ten people were injured when a taxi rammed into a pedestrian island in Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island on Monday morning. At 9am, a taxi was traveling along Aberdeen Main Road when the driver apparently lost control, and the vehicle crashed into a pedestrian island near Lok Yeung Street where several people were waiting to cross the road, news website HK01.com reported.
The taxi knocked down a traffic light and damaged some roadside railings before coming to a stop after crashing into another railing in front of a convenience store.
Seven women and three men aged between 19 to 76, comprising the driver, his four passengers, and five pedestrians, were injured. Bloodstains were left on the road and people’s belongings were scattered at the scene of the accident.
A doctor and a nurse from the nearby Aberdeen Jockey Club clinic rushed to the scene to help the victims, all of whom were sent to a hospital later.
As part of an initial investigation, the driver claimed a brake failure caused the vehicle to veer off the road.