Saturday, September 13, 2008


I heard a loud but dull “thud” while I was crossing a footbridge over the Hung Hom exit of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. When I looked over the rails this was what I saw. Even though I did not see it, it was rather obvious what happened: the container truck crashed into the back of the van. What was not so clear was whether the container truck was simply driving too fast, or the van slowed suddenly.

In any case, nobody seemed to have been hurt. There were some words exchanged, but both sides seemed to be calm and civilized. In a minute of so, both vehicles were pulled to the side of the busy road. I can still see them from my window as I am typing. Just a small glimpse into life on the roads in Hong Kong.

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