On the Roads

TAXI KILLS PEDESTRIAN IN SUNDAY’S SECOND FATAL TAXI SMASH

Scene of a pedestrian crossing where a female pedestrian was struck down and killed by a taxi on 23 February 2020

The pedestrian crossing on Ting Kok Road where police say a taxi struck and killed a 65-year-old woman on Sunday night

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a taxi on Ting Kok Road last night, hours after another taxi killed a woman in Tuen Mun.

According to police, at about 8.24pm a taxi driven by a 64-year-old man was travelling along Ting Kok Road towards Tai Wo Estate. Upon reaching the junction of Ting Kok Road and Nam Wan Road, it reportedly knocked down the 65-year-old woman who was crossing the road. Police say the accident occurred on the pedestrian crossing but are still investigating who had right of way.

Sustaining multiple serious injuries, the woman was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 10.06pm.

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.

The tragedy marks the 17th road death in Hong Kong this year, with almost 60% of them pedestrians struck by vehicles.

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