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Gas station staff fell into coma after being sandwiched between car and pillar

Gas station staff fell into coma after being sandwiched between car and pillar

A 52-year-old gas station staff was fighting for her life in the hospital after she was sandwiched between a car and a pillar at a Sha Tin gas station today.
The staff, Tung, was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin unconscious.

The driver of a Mercedes-Benz car, Yu, 28, who passed the alcohol breath test, was arrested for causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving.

He had been detained for questioning as of yesterday.

At around 11 am, the staff was fuelling a white Toyota car at a Caltex gas station on the Sha Tin Heights section of Tai Po Road.

Shortly afterwards, the black Mercedes-Benz car that was heading along the same road towards Kowloon suddenly lost control and charged into the gas station.

The Mercedes-Benz then crashed into the rear of the Toyota from behind -- with the impact of the crash causing the Toyota to ram the staff who stood in front of a pillar from behind as well.

The staff was then sandwiched between the Toyota and the pillar.

Falling into a coma, she was retrieved by fire officers and sent to Prince of Wales Hospital.

The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was later arrested and assisted in the police inquiry at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota, Lee, male, 54, was not arrested however.

As of 5 pm, the staff had been undergoing an operation in the hospital, and her condition was yet to be revealed.

Police had been looking into the accident as of last night.

The Mercedes-Benz saw severe dents in its front, whereas the Toyota was left with detached bumpers and blood on its rear.

A mask soaked with blood -- believed to be of the staff, and vehicle components, were also left at the scene.
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