A food delivery rider has died in Kwai Chung this morning after he rammed into a taxi which had been driven across his path.
The rider, unnamed by police, was riding a scooter south down Wo Yi Hop Street at 6:51am when, outside the police force Detective Training Centre, a taxi driving north cut across double white lines in the road to turn right.
Smashing into the taxi, the rider sustained multiple injuries and was reported dead about an hour later.
Taxi driver Mr Lam, 66, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.
The rider was carrying a Food Panda bag although it is not confirmed that we was delivering food or which delivery service he was working for at the time.
Food Panda stirred controversy in July last year when it refused to pay proper compensation to one of its riders killed in a head-on collision with a bus. According to the delivery giant, the rider was on his way to work and therefore his family was not eligible for full compensation.
Heart-breaking story on the delivery rider who died yesterday morning – he worked 14 hour shifts for Food Panda to support family since getting laid off as airport truck driver. Family says he always spent his time off with them – a good dad. RIP https://t.co/JND1ddrPZp
— Transit 🇭🇰 Jam (@Transit_Jam) July 27, 2022
Categories: Law and Enforcement, On the Roads, Transit
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