Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Sai Kung today (October 24) in which a 68-year-old man died.
At about 7am, a coach driven by the man was travelling along Hiram's Highway towards Kowloon. When approaching near Pak Sha Wan Fisherman Village Public Toilet, the coach reportedly lost control and rammed into a traffic sign, some railings, three parking meters, a lamp post and a stationary private car. The coach then drove about 300 meters ahead and rammed into barriers.
The man was trapped inside the vehicle and was rescued by firemen. Sustaining no superficial injury, the man was rushed to Tseung Kwan O Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 8.15am.
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.
Issued at HKT 18:48