Fatal traffic accident in Western District

     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Western District today (September 11) in which an 81-year-old woman died.

     At about 11.20am, a medium goods vehicle (MGV) driven by a 43-year-old man was travelling along Rock Hill Street westbound. When approaching Smithfield, it reportedly knocked down the 81-year-old woman who was crossing the road.

     Sustaining serious head injuries, the woman was rushed to Queen Mary Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 11.50am.

     The MGV driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries and is required to report back to Police in mid-October.

     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Hong Kong Island is underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3660 6838 or 3660 6800.

Ends/Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:52