36-year-old Hong Kong actress Gigi Lai's younger brother, Stephen, has been seriously wounded as the taxi he was traveling home in was hit by another taxi that was carrying no passengers.
36-year old Hong Kong actress Gigi Lai visits her younger brother Stephen on Thursday, May 31, 2007 who was undergoing an operation in hospital after he had been seriously wounded as his taxi was hit by another taxi on his way home.
Stephen was thrown out of the taxi and hit his head on a roadside stone platform. Witnesses said his business suit was stained with blood as he was taken to a local hospital.
There is some doubt whether Stephen was wearing a safety belt.
CCTV reports the two taxi drivers involved, however, were uninjured. Police carried out alcohol breath testing on both of them, but these later showed they were not drunk.
Gigi Lai, who was due to be shooting a TV play outside Hong Kong, returned and went directly to the Hong Kong hospital after hearing the news of Stephen's accident.
Wearing sun glasses and a mask, she looked depressed and failed to answer questions from reporters waiting at the hospital.
Born into a family of artists, 31-year-old Stephen is a famous dermatologist. He is single, but had reportedly engaged in love affairs with Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, who announced she was madly in love with Hong Kong based singer and actor Nicolas Tse. She is now Nicholas Tse's wife.
The blood stains cover the scene of the car crash when 36-year old Hong Kong actress Gigi Lai's younger brother Stephen was seriously wounded in an accident late on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
(CRI.cn June 1, 2007)