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Fatal traffic accident in Wan Chai

     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Wan Chai this morning (August 8) in which a 32-year-old man was killed.

     At about 4.35am, a taxi driven by a 32-year-old man was travelling inside the Cross Harbour Tunnel towards Hong Kong Island, while a light goods vehicle (LGV) driven by a 41-year-old man was travelling inside the tunnel towards Kowloon. The two vehicles collided inside the tunnel tube.

     The taxi driver was trapped inside the compartment. He was rescued and rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in unconscious state where he was certified dead at 5.22am.

     The LGV driver was also injured and was sent to Ruttonjee Hospital for medical treatment in conscious state.

      The case will be handed over to the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Hong Kong Island.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 1620.

Add Police Report No. 51

Ends/Thursday, August 8, 2013
Issued at HKT 08:30


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