Fatal traffic accident in Western District

     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Western District today (October 14) in which a 71-year-old man died.
     About 6.23pm, a private car driven by a 44-year-old man was travelling along Des Voeux Road West eastbound. When approaching near Wilmer Street, it reportedly knocked down the 71-year-old man who was crossing the road.
     Sustaining serious head injuries, the man was rushed to Queen Mary Hospital in unconscious state where he was certified dead at 6.56pm.
     The driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for enquiries.
     Investigations by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Hong Kong Island are underway.
     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3106 8800 or 3661 1620.

Ends/Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Issued at HKT 23:11