Yuen Long crash sees two men fall unconscious and teen thrown into a nullah

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A 17-year-old male passenger was thrown out of a car and trapped in a four-meter-deep nullah following a crash in Yuen Long on Sunday, while the driver and a 36-year-old passenger fell unconscious and were sent to hospital.

The crash occurred at 1.54am when the private car driven by 35-year-old Leung was traveling along Ping Ha Road towards Lau Fau Shan.

Leung lost control of the vehicle near Lo Uk Tsuen and the car mounted onto the sidewalk before it crashed into a stone pillar. The car further shot forward for another 10 meters and collided into a lamp post and a tree, and then the fence railing of a nullah.

The 17-year-old teen was thrown out of the car and got stuck in the four-meter-deep nullah. Meanwhile, Leung and the 36-year-old passenger surnamed Lee were trapped in the vehicle and found unconscious.

As the car got out of shape after the incident, firefighters had to cut off the roof in order to rescue Leung and Lee, who sustained injuries to their head.

The two and the teen who was in a conscious state were then sent to Tuen Mun Hospital.

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident as the driver cannot provide an alcohol test sample due to his condition and searching the car remains a difficult task given its current form.