Police yesterday arrested a 24-year-old van driver after a fatal lunchtime crash outside a Tai Koo tram stop killed a 66-year-old pedestrian.
Victim Mr Cho was crossing the road next to the Kornhill tram stop at noon when he was struck by a light van driven by Mr Chow.
Cho was knocked unconscious with severe injuries in the smash. A passer-by battled to save his life while waiting for emergency services but the man did not regain consciousness and died in hospital around 45 minutes after crash.
Driver Chow was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and was released on bail. He will report back to police early April.
Also yesterday, a truck driver was arrested after hitting a 57-year-old man, Mr Wu, who was pushing a trolley on San Shan Road, Kowloon City.
Wu was rushed to hospital unconscious, and remains in critical condition according to police. The driver, Mr Yu, 56, was arrested for dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.
Meanwhile annual police statistics for 2021 pedestrian deaths and traffic enforcement, due at the end of February, have been further delayed, with a spokesman saying they will be ready “by the end of March”. No reason is given for the delay.