On the Roads


Mourners at the scene of a crash in which a young runner died

Mourners grieve the loss of their brother, son, running companion and friend Ng Kwok-hing, killed by a speeding car on Thursday night (photo On.cc)

Mourners have burned incense and left flowers on Tai Po Road for a runner killed when he was struck by a custom Volkswagen Passat driven at speed.

26-year-old Ng Kwok-hing was running along Tai Po Road-Sha Tin Heights, near Kowloon Reservoir, when the car, driven by 27-year-old Mr Tuen, struck him. Medics rushed Ng to Prince of Wales hospital but he died in the hospital without regaining consciousness.

According to reports from the scene, the car took 80 metres to come to a stop: in real world conditions, a Volkswagen Golf travelling at 130 kph takes just 60 metres to stop, while a Passat, the model which struck Ng, takes around 40 metres from 100 kph – both figures suggesting Tuen was driving the car at considerable speed and well above the 70kph speed limit on the stretch of road.

Tuen, was arrested at the scene and held by police for dangerous driving causing death. Police could not confirm if he was still being held Saturday night.

Ng was a strong and successful runner: his coach reports the young man had entered this year’s Standard Chartered Marathon – later cancelled because of the virus lockdown – aiming for a sub-three hour finish.



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