Police have arrested the driver of a cement truck for dangerous driving after he crushed a man on a bike to death in Yuen Long this afternoon.
Driver Mr Wong, 65, was turning left onto Tong Yan San Tsuen Road from Castle Peak Road – Ping Shan, when he struck Mr Ip, 76, who was reportedly cycling on the narrow section of pavement between the railings and the road.
Ip was seriously injured, his bike mangled against the railings, and was certified dead at the scene. Wong drove around 100 metres before realising he had hit the septuagenarian victim.
Police say Wong is still being detained.
Government figures show cycling casualties up 60% in the first 11 months of 2020, with 2,334 casualties reported from January to November 2020. “The main contributory factors of the traffic accidents involving bicycles were losing control of vehicle, careless cycling and driving inattentively among drivers and cyclists, which together accounted for over 80% of these accidents,” says a Transport Department spokeswoman.