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Fatal traffic accident in Kwun Tong
     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Kwun Tong last night (September 27) in which a 65-year-old male pedestrian died.

     At 8.58pm, a medium goods vehicle (MGV) driven by a 65-year-old man was travelling along Shui Wo Street towards Fu Yan Street. The MGV reportedly lost control and rammed into two taxis, a coach and then a light goods vehicle (LGV).When approaching the junction of Shui Wo Street and Fu Yan Street, the MGV reportedly rammed into a public light bus (PLB). The PLB knocked down the 65-year-old male pedestrian after running onto the pavement.

     The man was trapped between the PLB and a lamp post and was rescued by firemen. Sustaining serious multiple injuries, the man was rushed to United Christian Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 9.50pm. Besides, the 63-year-old LGV driver, the 50-year-old PLB driver and three MGV female passengers, aged 53 to 66, sustained injuries and were sent to United Christian Hospital in conscious state.

     The 65-year-old MGV driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for enquiries.

     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon East is underway.

     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 0264 or 3661 0277.

     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 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 2:30
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