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The scene last night after fire crews rescued 52-year-old motorbike passenger Ms Yuen from under a truck – she died shortly afterwards in hospital

A 52-year-old motorbike passenger has died after the rider lost control of the bike and smashed into a truck in the opposite lane.

Ms Yuen was riding pillion with rider Mr Lai, 48, along Tung Tau Tsuen Road at around 9.20pm last night.

Police said the motorcycle rider lost control and “dashed to the opposite lane” near the junction of Tai Shing Street, colliding with the truck, which was turning right into Tung Tau Tsuen Road.

Yuen was knocked to the ground and then run over and trapped underneath the truck, driven by 29-year-old Mr Kam.

Fire crews rescued the victim but she sustained serious injuries and died in Kwong Wah Hospital an hour after the crash.

The bike rider was seriously injured and sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital conscious. Truck driver Kam and his 29-year-old female passenger Ms Ngai also “felt unwell” and were also sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital conscious.

Police say they have made no arrests and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

14 people were killed on motorcycles last year, 13 of them riding and one victim as a passenger. Pillion riders accounted for less than 5% of serious motorcycle injuries.

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