Teenager dies after being thrown from car

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 December, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 December, 2004, 12:00am

The passengers were probably not wearing their seatbelts

One man was killed when he and another man, both apparently not wearing seatbelts, were thrown from a car in a crash yesterday.

The car, carrying three men and a woman, collided with another car in Yuen Long at 6.20am.

The impact tore open the left back door of the sedan, throwing Leung Man-sun, 19, and Leung Chai-kit, 21, onto the road. They were unconscious when paramedics arrived.

'We suspect the two men had not fastened their seatbelts at the time of the crash,' a police investigator said. Leung Man-sun was certified dead at Tuen Mun Hospital at 7am. Leung Chai-kit regained consciousness and was in a stable condition last night.

The 21-year-old driver, who is suspected of running a red light, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and released on $5,000 bail.

The four, who all worked in a Yuen Long pub, were on their way home from work along Castle Peak Road when their car collided with another driven by a 40-year-old man at the junction of Hung Tak Road.

Their car skidded for about 15 metres, damaging a traffic light, before it came to a stop.

Front-seat passenger Chan Wing-man, 20, was treated for shock and was kept in hospital for observation. But police said she had no visible injuries.

Both drivers passed breathalyser tests and were uninjured.

The wrecked cars were towed to a government vehicle plant in Tsuen Wan for examination.

Police have called for witnesses to contact them on 2455 4210 or 2675 3325.