Police were seen using a washing-up bowl to rinse blood off a pedestrian crossing after a police driver knocked down an 83-year-old man on a pedestrian crossing in Sham Shui Po early this morning.
According to police, a male police officer was driving the police Sprinter south on Lai Chi Kok Road at around 6am when he hit a male pedestrian, Mr Wong, who was crossing the road near Pei Ho Street.
Wong was badly injured, with pools of blood spilled over the pedestrian crossing. Wong was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital conscious.
Police say no arrests have been made, going against the usual custom in serious traffic crashes. Nor did police appeal for witnesses, as they normally do after crashes that cause serious injuries.
The crash was less than a kilometre from another near-fatal incident yesterday involving a heavy dump truck. That truck hit a “cardboard granny” who was out collecting cardboard for recycling. Reports suggest Ms Mai (麥), 66, was dragged between 3 and 5 metres by the truck after being trapped under the wheels of the heavy construction vehicle.
Government information officers could not give her condition this morning as the hospital said it had no record of the patient.