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Police appeal for information on fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei

     Police today (June 19) appealed to the public for information on a fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei yesterday (June 18) in which an 81-year-old man died.

     About 9.45am yesterday, a light-goods-vehicle (LGV) driven by a 40-year-old man was travelling along Shanghai Street south bound. When approaching Nanking Street, it reportedly knocked down the 81-year-old man who was crossing the road.

     Sustaining serious head injuries, the male pedestrian was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 11.18pm yesterday.

     The driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after the accident. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries and is required to report back to Police in mid-July.

     Active investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon West is underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers at 3661 9023 or 3661 9000.

Ends/Sunday, June 19, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:57


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