A cyclist, described by police as a “foreigner”, was killed in a collision with a medium goods vehicle on Peak Road this morning.
Police were called at 8:52am, and the 54-year old expat cyclist was found dead at the scene with serious head injuries, near Craigmin Road, 77 Peak Road. “We’re still investigating the case, but it seems the bicycle collided with the light goods vehicle,” a police spokeswoman said. Police later said the cyclist reportedly lost control and turned over, and was then trapped under the truck, which it later classified as a Medium Goods Vehicle, not a Light Goods Vehicle.
The cyclist was riding a HK$40,000 black Bianchi “Impulso” e-road bike, which can push a rider up to 26kph up a hill before the “assist” motor cuts out on safety limits.
From reports, it seems the 54-year old expat was riding downhill along Peak Road past Craigmin Road when the accident happened, while the truck was travelling uphill towards the Peak. The road at this point is narrow, twisty and with double-white lines indicating no overtaking. The weather was foggy with reduced visibility.
The death marks the first cyclist killed on Hong Kong’s roads in 2020, and the 21st fatality of this year to date.
Police are continuing their investigating. Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3660 6814 or 3660 6848.