On the Roads

TAXI PASSENGER KILLED AS DRIVER LOSES CONTROL

Tuen Mun Highway where a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle, killing one of his passengers and injuring another (photo: Google)

A taxi passenger was killed and his companion injured as their driver lost control and rammed into concrete barriers on the Tuen Mun highway last night (3 July).

The accident happened at 9.56pm near Sham Tseng, at mile marker 61.8A on the westbound lane of the highway. According to police reports, the driver, Mr Wong, 31, lost control near the junction and rammed into the barriers.

His two passengers, Mr Lam, 42, and Ms Hung, 43, were injured, Lam seriously. Ambulance crews rushed Lam to Tuen Mun hospital unconscious, where he was certified dead at 11.41pm last night. Hung was taken conscious to Yan Chai hospital.

Police arrested Wong at the scene for dangerous driving causing death, releasing him on bail but requiring him to report back to police in late July.

57 taxi passengers were killed or seriously injured in 2019, according to Transport Department figures.

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