Dozens of Liaoning tourists yesterday helped pull down a railing to lessen the pain of a fellow tour-mate trapped between the railing and a tour bus in Hong Kong.
The accident occurred at around 9:00 a.m. when the 41-year-old woman was chasing after a tour bus which was making a right turn to leave Sung Street, Hung Hom. The woman, surnamed Yin, who was standing near the left lane by the back of the bus, found herself in a very uncomfortable situation when she became wedged between the vehicle and a nearby railing.
Fellow tour-goers immediately alerted the driver to stop the bus and called the police. Together, they successfully pulled the railing away to lessen Yin’s pain. Seemingly, the bus driver didn’t want to move the vehicle and risk hurting her even more.
Police and firefighters who arrived at the scene freed Yin and sent her to the hospital. The cause of the incident is still being investigated.
Yin sustained serious injuries on her waist and feet, and is now being treated at the intensive care unit. She was reportedly expected to return to Liaoning with the tour group yesterday by flight.
A witness surnamed Wong said he at first saw Yin and members of her group waiting at the side of the road. Upon the arrival of the tour bus, the crowd “excitedly” ran towards it, with some even running out on the road and hurdling the railings.
Lun He-wei, director general of Coach Drivers Union, suggested that the government add a pick-up/drop-off point for coaches at the popular tourist location.
By Joyce Ng
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