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Fatal traffic accident in Sha Tin
     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Sha Tin last night (March 22) in which a 71-year-old woman died.
     At about 8.10pm, a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driven by a 63-year-old man was travelling along Pai Tau Street towards Sha Tin Rural Committee Road. When approaching near Pai Tau Village, the HGV reportedly lost control and knocked down the 71-year-old woman who was crossing the road.
     Sustaining serious head and legs injuries, the woman was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital in unconscious state and certified dead at 8.32pm.
     The HGV driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for enquiries.
     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, New Territories South is underway.
     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 1348 or 3661 1446.
     Police strongly condemn the irresponsible driving behavior 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/Thursday, March 23, 2023
Issued at HKT 0:59
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