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Fatal traffic accident in Tsing Yi
     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident happened in Tsing Yi today (October 18), in which a 56-year-old male light goods vehicle (LGV) passenger died.
     At 10.57am, an LGV driven by a 53-year-old man was travelling along Ching Hong Road towards Tsing Yi Road West with a 56-year-old male passenger on board. When approaching near Ching Chung House, Cheung Ching Estate, it reportedly lost control, rammed into a kerb and side-turned. It then swerved to the opposite traffic lane and collided with a bus driven by a 60-year-old man which was travelling along Ching Hong Road towards Tsing Yi Interchange.
     Sustaining serious multiple body injuries, the male passenger was rushed to Yan Chai Hospital in unconscious state and certified dead at 11.48am. The bus driver and the LGV driver also sustained multiple body injuries and were sent to Princess Margaret Hospital in conscious state.
     The LGV driver failed the Rapid Oral Fluid Test and was arrested for drug driving and dangerous driving causing death. He is being detained for further 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 1346.

     Police strongly condemn the irresponsible driving behavior of the driver. It not only jeopardises the safety of other road users and threatens one’s 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, October 18, 2023
Issued at HKT 17:42
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