Police have arrested a 65-year-old cement truck driver after he ran over and killed a 65-year-old man on a bicycle on Castle Peak Road – Lam Tei this afternoon.
Mr Yeung was driving the heavy concrete truck towards Siu Hong at 1:49pm when he ran over Mr Chow and dragged him and the bicycle under the truck for around 10 metres.
By the time Yeung stopped, Chow was badly wounded and trapped under the truck: he was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital unconscious and pronounced dead around 35 minutes after the crash.
While the case is still under investigation, police said they condemned the “irresponsible driving behavior [sic]” of the driver. “Police do not tolerate such acts and will take resolute enforcement action,” they said in a statement.
The city has seen a spate of deadly and dangerous crashes involving cement trucks and construction tippers in recent months.
Just 10 days ago, a driver was arrested at China Concrete’s cement plant in Yau Tong after his cement truck ran over and killed a pedestrian worker at the plant gate.
Meanwhile September saw three pedestrian deaths – a 93 year-old woman, an 85-year-old man and a 65-year-old man – involving government-contracted garbage trucks.