Cycling

WOMAN’S CONDITION SERIOUS AFTER TAXI KNOCKS HER FROM BIKE

46-year-old Ms Cheung was riding her bike across San Wan Road when she was struck by a taxi, driven by 29-year-old Mr Chan

A woman who was knocked off her bike by a taxi in Sheung Shui on Saturday morning is still fighting for her life in Prince of Wales Hospital.

Ms Cheung, 46, was cycling across San Wan Road on the pedestrian crossing in the early morning of 7 November when she was struck by the taxi, driven by Mr Chan, 29, who was driving north along San Wan Road. The force of the collision knocked Cheung out of her shoes and smashed the taxi licence plate and windshield.

While local reports say Cheung was knocked into a coma by the collision, police say she was taken to Prince of Wales hospital still conscious, where her condition later deteriorated.

Police say they did not arrest the driver.

Cheung’s serious injuries came just a few hours after another man on a bicycle was mown down by a large private car. 54-year-old Mr Kwok suffered head, elbow, shoulder and leg injuries after a young driver knocked Kwok from his bike in Mong Kok.

102 people on bikes have been killed in Hong Kong between 2010 and 2019: last year, 169 were killed or seriously injured.

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