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Fatal traffic accident in Tai Po
     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Tai Po in the afternoon today (January 26) in which a 39-year-old man died.

     At about 3.12pm, a light goods vehicle (LGV) driven by a 63-year-old man, a medium goods vehicle (MGV) driven by a 66-year-old man and a LGV driven by the 39-year-old man were travelling along Tolo Highway towards Tai Po. When approaching near Hong Kong Science Park, the three vehicles reportedly collided.

     The 39-year-old LGV driver and the 46-year-old passenger were trapped inside the compartment and rescued by firemen. Sustaining abdomen and leg injuries, the LGV driver was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 3.57pm. The male LGV passenger sustained abdomen and leg injuries and was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in conscious state.

     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, New Territories North is underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 3800.

Ends/Saturday, January 26, 2019
Issued at HKT 21:39
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