Update on Disney Accident: Woman Trapped Under Bus, Details Revealed

Hong Kong Disneyland Castle
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A tragic accident at a Disney theme park left one person trapped beneath a bus on Saturday, reports say.

Accidents are rare at all theme parks – especially Disney theme parks – which is why they tend to make headlines when they happen.

Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse on Main Street, U.S.A. at Hong Kong Disneyland

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So far in 2024, we’ve reported on an incident in which a guest’s skin was ripped off by a stroller, eight guests were hospitalized in various accidents around Walt Disney World, and a lawsuit was filed by a man who fell into a trash can when the ferry transporting guests from the Transportation and Ticket Center struck the dock in April 2023.

Looking further back, some of the most shocking accidents at Disney’s theme parks include a man who lost the tips of two fingers while riding Pirates of the Caribbean, a plane that crashed into the EPCOT parking lot, and a cast member who was killed after being hit by a float in 2004’s Share a Dream Come True Parade.

Tinker Bell clasps her hands on a colorful parade float

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Now, another incident has occurred – but this time a little further afield than the Magic Kingdom.

According to the South China Morning Post, an incident took place last weekend at Hong Kong Disneyland, which left a 38-year-old woman trapped beneath a bus.

Guests ride Dumbo at Hong Kong Disneyland

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The victim – who was identified by the publication as Hong Kong magistrate Shirley Cornelia Hung – was apparently cycling on Magic Road opposite the Disney Explorers Lodge (the resort’s Animal Kingdom Lodge-inspired hotel) when she lost her balance and collided with the bus.

Fortunately, none of the 50 people aboard the bus were injured. Hung was rescued from beneath the bus by firefighters and was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung, where she was treated for her head injuries.

Wandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs at Hong Kong Disneyland's World of Frozen

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Like all Disney resorts, Hong Kong Disneyland contains plenty of scenic walkways and roads around its three hotels: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Disney Explorers Lodge, and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.

What sets it apart from other Disney resorts (other than the gem that is World of Frozen, which we recently gave a glowing review) is its oceanside setting, which allows guests to pass down the waterfront and enjoy a backdrop of both Lantau Island’s grassy mountains and the South China Sea.

Guests look over the balcony at the grass and water at Hong Kong Disneyland, where a woman was left trapped under a bus after an accident last week.

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This isn’t the only road accident to impact the Disney resort in the past week. On April 22, a taxi driver reportedly lost control of his vehicle on Magic Road near the Hong Kong Disneyland Entertainment building.

The vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a large tree, causing damage to the taxi and leaving the driver dazed inside the cab. Witnesses contacted emergency services, who assisted the driver out of the car. Dim Sum Daily claims that the driver later started vomiting blood, forcing his hospitalization.

The entrance to Walt Disney World Resort, where multiple accidents happen each year, as seen through a car window.

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Considering the number of people driving in and out of Disney property each day, road accidents are an inevitable accident vertical at Disney’s theme parks across the globe.

Multiple car crashes are reported at Walt Disney World Resort each year, while an incident was reported at Disneyland Resort in January. One driver sadly died after two cars collided on the onramp from Disneyland Drive to the Interstate 5 Freeway in Anaheim, California.

Have you ever witnessed an accident at a Disney park? Let us know in the comments!

This post originally appeared on Inside the Magic

About Chloe James

Chloë is a theme park addict and self-proclaimed novelty hunter. She's obsessed with all things Star Wars, loves roller coasters (but hates Pixar Pal-A-Round), and lives for Disney's next Muppets project.

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