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A 77-year-old man lies dead and bagged without ceremony, after being dragged 16 km under a red minibus

A 77-year-old man was knocked down by a red minibus in Yau Ma Tei and dragged under the bus for an astonishing 16 km, police say, before the driver was aware he had knocked the victim down.

The initial crash happened at the junction of Canton Road and Ning Po Street, where victim Mr Leung was crossing the road. Leung was struck by the bus and dragged underneath the chassis. But driver Mr Chik, 70, was unaware of the tragedy and continued the journey towards Yuen Long.

It was only at Castle Peak Road-Sham Tseng, 16 km away, that a passer-by noticed the victim and called emergency services, police say.

Leung was trapped under the bus and, sustaining multiple injuries, was certified dead at the scene.

Police arrested Chik for dangerous driving causing death.

The horrific crash came just minutes before another fatal crash in San Po Kong, in which a 25-year-old driving a BMW sports car at 75 kph on a narrow street lost control and ploughed into five pedestrians, killing two and injuring two others. That driver was also arrested.

The junction where a 77-year-old man was struck by a minibus, trapped under the chassis and then dragged a further 16 km. Space for pedestrians is limited around the district, with shop extensions, construction and illegal parking blocking pavements and visibility.



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