Traffic accidents are nothing new in Hong Kong. But it is not every day that you see something crashing into a fire engine.
All vehicles are supposed to give way to fire engines. In Hong Kong it is not uncommon to see drivers pretending that they do not see or hear the fire engines - hence not giving way to them. But it is still quite extra-ordinary to find a car crashing into a fire engine.
This happened about 5 PM today (20th March, 2008) at the junction of Chatham Road and Austin Road, right outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The fire engine was facing the north west.