Police arrested and held a 27-year old driver after his car mowed down a 26-year old man crossing Tai Po Road yesterday evening (9 April).
According to police, the victim, Mr Ng, was crossing Tai Po Road-Sha Tin Heights, near Kowloon Reservoir at 9:53pm on Thursday. Mr Tuen was travelling towards Kowloon when his car struck Ng, knocking him down. Ng was rushed, unconscious, to Prince of Wales Hospital, but could not be saved and was pronounced dead at 0.40am this morning. Tuen’s passenger, a 22-year-old woman surnamed Shek, was also injured and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, conscious.
Police arrested Tuen for dangerous driving causing death – he is still being held as at 3pm today, police say.
Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon West is underway. Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer should contact the investigating officers on 3661 9000 or 3661 9058.
According to public police figures, 14 pedestrians have been killed by vehicles so far this year, 54 percent of all published road deaths. Transport Department says the death rate is actually higher, as those involved in serious accidents who later die are not recognised in police figures: TD puts the total death toll for the first quarter at 31, against the police figure of 24.