Luxury car involved in fatal crash

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 July, 2004, 12:00am

A passenger died after being thrown out of a taxi when it collided with a Lamborghini outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday.

It was believed the man had just got into the taxi and had yet to fasten his seat belt when the accident happened at 2.15am, a police spokeswoman said.

The 46-year-old man suffered serious head injuries. The 53-year-old taxi driver was also injured but was discharged from hospital after treatment. The driver of the sports car was not injured. The taxi was travelling along the northbound lane of Wylie Road, Yau Ma Tei, and collided with the yellow Lamborghini when it tried to make a U-turn.

Emergency workers administered first aid to the driver and passenger before rushing them to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where the passenger was certified dead at 10.17am. The spokeswoman said the driver of the Lamborghini, 31, had passed a breathalyser test and was assisting them with inquiries.

The special investigation team of Traffic Kowloon West is handling inquiries. Police urged those with information about the accident to contact them on 2773 5258.


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