A 40-year-old man was killed today after apparently losing control of his motorcycle and smashing into a pedestrian refuge opposite Government House.
According to police, Mr Siu was riding south on Garden Road towards Central at 1:30pm. On reaching the slip road leading to Upper Albert Road, Siu reportedly lost control, struck a crash barrier and then smashed into railings on the pedestrian refuge between Hong Kong Botanical Gardens and the eastbound carriageway of Upper Albert Road.
Siu was reportedly flung down the pedestrian steps in the crash. He was rushed to Ruttonjee Hospital unconscious but passed away at 2.08pm.
Dashcam footage from HK01 shows Siu coming onto the slip road already at the right-hand edge of the road, skirting the crash railings and striking the pedestrian railings. The force of impact threw bike wreckage up onto the Kennedy Road flyover, while the rider’s baggage – fishballs, tofu and clams – spilled down the pedestrian steps.
Press photos from the scene show poorly maintained and rusted pedestrian railings torn apart by the impact and a faded old-style wayfinding pole knocked down.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.
Motorcyclists accounted for a quarter of serious or fatal road traffic injuries in 2020, with just over half of those involving another vehicle.