On the Roads

YET ANOTHER ELDERLY PEDESTRIAN KILLED: VAN DRIVER ARRESTED

This van, driven by Mr Cheung, 39, ploughed into an elderly pedestrian in Hung Hom yesterday, killing her (photo: Sing Tao Daily)

A large black van knocked down and killed a woman who was crossing a road in Hung Hom yesterday afternoon, continuing a summer of deadly road carnage against elderly pedestrians.

The van, driven by 39-year-old Mr Cheung, was pulling into Cheung Ning Street from Lok Shan Road at 3.17pm when it struck Ms Hui, 78. Hui was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital unconscious and died an hour later.

Police arrested Cheung for dangerous driving causing death.Β  Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon West is under way. Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers at 3661 9062 or 3661 9000.

Already, in the first six months of 2020, 58 people have died and 736 have been seriously injured on Hong Kong’s roads. The elderly are particularly vulnerable – in the past week and a half, two elderly women pedestrians died in two separate minibus accidents on the same day, and last Monday (3 August) an elderly woman was killed when she was hit by a bus outside CityPlaza as she walked across a road. Earlier in July, a 90-year-old woman was killed by a garbage truck driver in Aberdeen, also while crossing a road.

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