Police using the public as a road block , they did this on the Kwun Tong Highway a few years back.
Read from chinese media website that the driver has had his license cancelled due to serious driving offences. So did not have a valid license.
Also he was convicted of criminal and drug related offences. So may be running away/trying to hide?
really poor police work there. What the hell were they thinking? let's use the cars to shield the guys?
At least, it's the driver and his passenger that died and not innocent bystanders.
When someone *chooses* to flee the police, why why why do you call the ensuing crash an "accident"???
And yeah. Police chases make for good movie and tv scenes but in real life they tend to get innocent people killed. Though, from the article here, it's not clear how much the police were chasing, and how much it was just a driver who sped away once he saw sirens.
Here is the police trying to say they didnt use the public as a road block use google translate to read the news.
5 innocent ppl got seriously injured just before CNY, lots of pain and suffering, destruction of their cars, its going to be a long road to get everything back to normal.
https://hk.news.appledaily.com/break...80212/57821017Yeh said the police motorcyclists responsible for stopping the vehicles and chasing suspicious vehicles were ringing sirens. For those who were accused of using the public as "human roadblocks" for interception, he stressed that the officers concerned were responsible for the safety of the roads. When it was discovered that there was a vehicle speeding on the highway Driving under dangerous conditions will ensure public safety based on sound guidelines. Therefore, it is a good rule to show that other vehicles are driving slowly.
Two die in Hong Kong police car chase | South China Morning PostIp said the second officer had told the vehicles in front of the fleeing car to slow down.
When asked by reporters whether the officer was setting up a human shield when he knew the target was approaching from behind, Ip said the officer was acting according to the police guidelines for safeguarding the public.
Interesting follow up ..
You may be prosecuted, Hong Kong police tell injured people they ‘used as human shield’ | South China Morning PostThree injured people who Hong Kong police purportedly used as human shields in a fatal car chase have been told they may be prosecuted, it was revealed on Friday.
To, of the Democratic Party, revealed on Friday that the police had issued formal notices of intended prosecution to the injured civilians, even as one of them was still in hospital recovering from the crash that ended the chase.
“The officers claimed it was just a routine procedure. How do you think these civilians should feel about it? They were hospitalised because of your chase and you issued such a notice of intended prosecution. Are you brainless?” he said.