I just wanted to post a "heads-up" as a reminder to all: please be careful when walking around Hong Kong!
I don't think that traffic here is as insane as traffic in some other parts of the world, (Taipei for example), but earlier today I witnessed an accident that shook me up:
I was crossing a street when I was forced to step back onto the footpath because a taxi was bearing down the road at a very high rate of speed. After the taxi in question passed, I shrugged it off and stepped off again. Within 3 or 4 seconds I heard a car-horn and a tremendous crash; I looked down the road to see that the taxi in question had struck a pedestrian.
I ran down there with a few other concerned persons, some of whom were on their mobile phones calling for assistance. The victim was an old woman who had been knocked unconscious from the accident, her head bleeding badly. Her possessions were strewn around the area, with the exception of her handbag which was wrapped around her neck. Glass from the taxi's broken headlamps was everywhere. A doctor arrived in short order, thank God. At that point I backed away to allow responders to get to her.
I felt so helpless, but, of course, nobody wanted to move the woman for fear of neck/head injuries...
anyway...please take care.