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YOUNG MAN KILLED AT RACING BLACKSPOT

The young man lost control on a bend and slammed into a lamppost

The company-registered Honda Civic R was destroyed in the crash

A young man died after smashing a sports car into a lamppost at a deadly racing blackspot last night (14 December).

20-year-old Mr Leung was driving along Bride’s Pool Road in a company-registered Honda Civic R at 9.39pm when he lost control on a notorious bend, striking lamppost EB1004 and sustaining severe head injuries.

Police say two men separately called 999 to report the crash and then fled the scene without leaving any name or contact details. Emergency crews rushed Leung to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital where he was declared dead at 10.32pm.

Countless motorcyclists, car drivers and even passengers have died in crashes on Bride’s Pool Road, a popular spot with car clubs and racing meets. In 2015, a 20-year old died in a Mitsubishi “Street Fighter” at the exact same spot Leung died , while in 2018 father of two Brian Wu burned to death after also hitting a lamppost nearby.

One car club member, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the road is “a good place to test the car, because it’s quiet and generally not many people there.”

“Is it better we race on Tolo Highway?” they said. “No. Ultimately Hong Kong needs a race track.”

Hospital workers transfer Leung’s body to the morgue

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