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Hong Kong petrol station employee left in coma following car crash

Hong Kong petrol station employee left in coma following car crash

A Mercedes-Benz limousine collided with a white Toyota car at a Caltex Petrol Service Station on Tai Po Road in Sha Tin at 10.56am.
A female employee at a petrol station in Hong Kong was left in a coma on Sunday after a Mercedes-Benz limousine collided with a car she was refuelling.

According to police, the incident was reported at 10.56am at a Caltex Petrol Service Station on Tai Po Road in Sha Tin. The injured staff member, a 52-year-old woman, was trapped between the black Mercedes and a white Toyota being refuelled at the station. She was rescued by firefighters and sent to Prince of Wales Hospital, in Sha Tin.

Both the cars were badly damaged, while the white Toyota had blood stains. A bloodstained mask was left next to the petrol pump.

The injured woman was going through surgery, according to the Fire Services Department.

Police arrested the limousine’s driver, a 28-year-old man, on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.

Hong Kong has recently recorded a series of road accidents. A motorcyclist died in hospital on February 18 after colliding with a truck at a roundabout on Container Port Road South in Kwai Chung a day earlier. Police arrested the truck driver on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A police vehicle collided with a private car on February 15 at the intersection of Ting Kok Road and Nam Wan Road near Fu Heng Estate in Tai Po, leaving an officer and a passenger in the police car injured.

One of Hong Kong’s “cardboard grannies”, an 86-year-old woman who eked out a living by selling cardboard scraps and polyfoam boxes for recycling, was killed on February 7 after being struck by a truck in Sha Tin. Police arrested the truck driver, a 38-year-old man, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
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