A man has died after crashing his scooter into a heavy crane which was parked illegally, without lights or warning signs, on double yellow lines on Container Port Road South last night.
53-year-old Mr Lee was riding along the road towards Tsing Yi at 11:46pm when he struck the stationary “Special Purpose Vehicle”, a 16-wheel construction crane.
Lee was trapped between the scooter and the crane, and was rescued by firefighters. He died in Princess Margaret Hospital less than an hour after the crash.
According to pictures on local media, the crane was marked with a delivery note for local crane firm Kanson, which supplies cranes for heavy construction projects.
The crane was parked outside the Customs and Excise Department Vehicle Detention Centre, where customs stores vehicles and containers seized from the port.
The location of the crane led to questions to both Customs and Kanson as to why the crane was parked on double yellow lines on a public road at night with no safety measures in place.
Customs did not yet respond to questions. Kanson had no comment.