On the Roads

RIDER KILLED IN ROADWORKS SMASH

The rider lost control and smashed into the back of a roadworks convoy, according to police (photo: HK01)

A man riding a motorcycle died after ploughing into the back of a slow-moving roadworks convoy around 10 km east of the airport on Lantau last last night.

Mr Yu, 43, was riding along North Lantau Highway towards the airport at 9.43pm when he rammed into the roadworks vehicle, driven by Mr Wong, 55. Yu was rushed to North Lantau Hospital unconscious and declared dead at 10.48pm.

North Lantau Highway is undergoing extensive work as it connects to the Greater Bay Area road network through the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge

North Lantau Highway is undergoing extensive transformation as the highway is connected to the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge and Boundary Crossing Facility. This is the second accident involving a roadworks vehicle in a month: on 12 August, a similar vehicle dropped off a 73-year-old passenger on a slip road off Kwai Chung Road and then apparently ran over her, killing her.

There were 67 deaths on Hong Kong’s roads in the first seven months of 2020, and 905 serious injuries.

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