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6 killed in a KMB crash on Fanling Highway the year before, the captain was sentenced to 4 years in prison and the defendant reprimanded the defendant for ignoring the safety of passengers

2021-04-30T14:23:29.633Z

A car accident on Fanling Highway in December of the previous year caused 6 deaths and 38 injuries. The driver suspected that he did not hold the plate tightly, causing a KMB No. 978 to run out of control and crash into the railings and trees. The upper deck of the bus was cut open and passengers were thrown away. Get out of the car. The offending 57



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Written by: Chen Jiayi

2021-04-28 11:02

Last update date: 2021-04-28 12:31

A car accident on Fanling Highway in December of the previous year caused 6 deaths and 38 injuries. The driver suspected that he did not hold the plate tightly, causing a KMB No. 978 to run out of control and crash into the railings and trees. The upper deck of the bus was cut open and passengers were thrown away. Get out of the car.

The 57-year-old car captain who was involved in the accident pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and serious injury to others. He pleaded that he was "personally hard" at the time and he was unable to twist the car to cause a car accident. He sincerely apologized to the dead and injured and their families.

The defendant was sentenced in the District Court today (28th) to 4 years' imprisonment and 5 years of suspension of trading.

When sentencing, the judge said that this case resulted in many deaths and injuries, many families lost close relatives, and serious accidents.

While the defendant had bowed his head and yawned while driving, he was not completely awake, regardless of the safety of the passengers, and the sentence must be deterrent.

The defendant Man Chi Kwong (57 years old) was involved in dangerous driving of a KMB on a road towards Sheung Shui on the Fanling Highway in the New Territories near Chung Pak Long on December 18, 2019, resulting in the deaths of 6 passengers and 8 passengers. Serious injury.

He admitted that dangerous driving caused the death of others, and dangerous driving caused serious injury to others.

The Chief Inspector of the New Territories North Region Crime Squad, Tsui Ka-ying, said after his sentence that the sentence reflects the seriousness of the case and calls on drivers, especially professional drivers, to shoulder safety responsibilities for passengers and road users, and pay close attention to road conditions when driving. Always be patient and drive carefully.

Chief Inspector of the New Territories North Region Crime Squad, Xu Jiaying (left) pointed out that the sentence reflects the seriousness of the case.

(Photo by Chen Jiayi)

The judge accused the defendant of being sleepy at the time of the case and disregarding the safety of the passengers

Judge Tan Sile stated that in the sentence today, the defendant had his head down and yawned in the clip, and he was sleepy at critical moments, and he was not completely awake.

Tan Guan said that the car accident caused many deaths and injuries and many families lost close relatives. It was a serious accident of driving public transportation. He ignored the safety of passengers and the sentence must be deterrent. He also had to consider the defendant's willingness to bear the guilt.

Guan Tan used 5 years and 4.5 years as the starting point for his sentence for the crime of dangerous driving causing the death of another person and the crime of dangerous driving causing serious injury to another person.

The defendant pleaded guilty to deduct one-third of his sentence, and deducted two months’ sentence for each of his plea.

As the two crimes involved the same incident, Tan Guan was sentenced to 10 months in prison for the second charge in installments and a total of 4 years in prison.

He sentenced the defendant to not being allowed to drive for 5 years and 2 years respectively for the two crimes, which were executed at the same time, and he had to apply for driving improvement courses at his own expense.

The bus rushed past the crash barrier and rushed into the grass on the side of the road. The upper car roof was cut open after the impact

The case alleged that at about 4:13 in the afternoon that day, the defendant drove a bus carrying 72 people when passing through a slight right turn on Fanling Highway near Chung Pak Long and suddenly turned left, brushing the crash barrier and rushing into the grass beside the road.

After the impact, the upper roof of the bus was cut open. Two passengers were thrown out of the vehicle and died. The other four passengers died of head injuries, intracranial fractures or multiple injuries.

38 of the surviving passengers were injured, of which 8 were seriously injured.

The defendant once said to the ambulancemen that "I didn't see him for a while, but a tree fell from the left." He said that he wanted to pick up the water bottle that was about to fall and he was "snoozed" during driving.

The courtroom footage showed that the defendant left the pan and placed his left hand near his thigh and fiddled with his face. He did not twist the right pan, causing the bus to rush into the grass.

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The defense apologized to all the injured and the families of the deceased during the earlier pleading

The defense earlier pleaded that the defendant had been driving the bus for 18 years and had hoped to plead guilty after being arrested. He was deeply guilty. Although he knew that confession would not change the tragedy, he still wanted to apologize and express regret to all the injured and the families of the deceased in court. meaning.

The defense stated that the defendant voluntarily revoked the guarantee and was willing to serve the sentence as soon as possible to bear the guilt. It is hoped that the court will consider his remorse and lighter the sentence.

The defense stated that the bus drove steadily before the accident and did not sway.

The clip shows that the defendant's left hand continued to move after leaving the chatter, and he was in a sober state.

The defendant had forgotten to call him "Lyze" and attempted to pick up a water bottle. The defendant alleged that he suddenly "personally hard left" while driving, and was unable to react in time to cause the accident instead of being stalked.

Case Number: DCCC 907/2020

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Source: hk1

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