Fatal traffic accident in Castle Peak

     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Castle Peak this morning (September 21) in which a 71-year-old man died.
     At about 5.42am, a light goods vehicle (LGV) driven by a 50-year-old man was travelling along Tsing Wun Road towards Tuen Mun Ferry Pier. When approaching the junction of Tsing Wun Road and Pui To Road, it reportedly collided with a bicycle driven by the 71-year-old man travelling in the same direction and turning left to Pui To Road.
     Sustaining serious head injuries, the 71-year-old man was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 6.14am.
     The LGV driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for enquiries.
     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 at 3661 3800.

     Police strongly condemn the irresponsible driving behaviour of the driver. It not only jeopardises the safety of other road users and threatens ones’ personal safety, but is also the actual cause of serious traffic accidents. Police do not tolerate such acts and will take resolute enforcement action.

Ends/Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:44