Fatal traffic accident in Tsing Yi

     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tsing Yi this afternoon (November 19) in which a 52-year-old man was killed.

     At about 6.10pm, a light goods vehicle (LGV) driven by a 59-year-old man was travelling inside Container Terminal 6.  When approaching near a rubber tyred gantry crane, three containers were reportedly knocked down by the spreader of the gantry and pressed on the LGV.

     A 52-year-old male passenger on the LGV was trapped inside the compartment and was certified dead at the scene after being rescued by firemen.  The 59-year-old driver sustained head and hand injuries and was sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in conscious state.

     Investigations by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, New Territories South, are underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers at 3661 1300.

Add Police Report No. 311

Ends/Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Issued at HKT 23:21