Police have arrested a 65-year-old van driver for dangerous driving after a 62-year-old woman was run down and killed on a pedestrian crossing in Tin Shui Wai on her way to work early this morning.
Ms Ko, who worked as a bus mother on a school bus service, was crossing Tin Shui Road at 6:23am as driver Mr Chiu made a left turn onto the crossing from Tin Shui Estate in a light van, knocking her down.
The victim suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to Tin Shui Wai Hospital, where she died at 7:34am. The impact left a large dent in the front of the van.
The driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and was detained for further enquiries.
Ms Ko was popular with many families whose children she worked with on the school bus, according to local reporters who visited her apartment after her death. Her son has turned down offers of financial support from some of the families she served.
A total of 494 pedestrians were killed or suffered life-changing injuries on Hong Kong’s roads in 2021, 58% of them women and almost a third of them women over 60, according to the latest Transport Department figures available.
An earlier version of this story said Ms Ko worked as a nanny – we regret the error