Police arrested an elderly minibus driver last night after he reportedly knocked down and killed a man who was crossing the street at a pedestrian crossing.
The bus, driven by 81-year-old Mr Sin, was travelling eastbound along Sheung Shing Street at around 7:30pm when, approaching Sheung Lok Street, it struck 65-year-old pedestrian Mr Wong.
Wong was reportedly crossing Sheung Shing Street at the zebra crossing.
Emergency crews rushed Wong to Kwong Wah Hospital unconscious, where he was certified dead at 8:14pm.
Police arrested Sin for dangerous driving causing death.
There were 1,338 licensed minibus drivers aged 80 or above as at 31 December 2018, while 41% of all licensed minibus drivers were over 60.
The government has said it wishes to attract new blood to the motor trade and relaxed licensing requirements to allow newly qualified drivers to enter the trade faster.
Categories: Law and Enforcement, On the Roads, Transit
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