On the Roads

TAXI LOSES CONTROL, KILLS PEDESTRIAN ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD

A Google StreetView screenshot showing Castle Peak Road and the junction with Kwong Tin Street, where a woman was killed on February 23 2020. The pedestrian path is narrow and many pedestrians are forced to walk onto the road or the cycle way.

Scene of the accident: the pedestrian path in the area is often as narrow as 20cm. Photo: Google

Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tuen Mun today (February 23) in which a 43-year-old woman died.

At about 11.55am, a taxi driven by a 71-year-old man was travelling along Castle Peak Road – Hung Shui Kiu towards Tuen Mun. When approaching near Kwong Tin Street, it reportedly lost control and rammed onto the pavement, and knocked down the 43-year-old female pedestrian.

The woman was trapped under the taxi and was rescued by firemen. Sustaining multiple serious injuries, she was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 1.17pm.

The taxi driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries and is required to report back to Police in late March.

Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, New Territories North is underway. Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 3800.

This is the 16th fatal road traffic accident of 2020 in Hong Kong: over half of all road deaths this year to date (56%) have been pedestrians struck by vehicles.

 

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