In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 19 October, 2008, 12:00am

Businessman arrested after death of pedestrian in Aberdeen

A businessman was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death after his car hit and killed a pedestrian in Aberdeen before dawn yesterday. The man, 26, was driving along Aberdeen Praya Road towards Wong Chuk Hang when he struck Cheung Chun-wo, 66, who was crossing the road to buy fish from a nearby market. A police source said the victim was thrown 20 metres, while the car mounted the footpath, hit a tree and mowed down a 9-metre stretch of railing. Police suspect the driver was speeding. He and a passenger, 24, were in stable condition in hospital. The driver was granted police bail of HK$5,000. Anyone with information about the accident can call police on 3106 8801.

Four injured in traffic accidents

A minibus driver and two passengers were injured when the vehicle crashed into a traffic light in Ngau Tau Kok at about 1am. The driver, 66, and two women, aged 37 and 49, were treated for minor injuries. In Wong Tai Sin, a nine-year-old girl was knocked down by a car in Sheung Fung Street at about 3pm. She was taken to hospital with head injuries.

Bitten by bamboo snake

An 87-year-old man was bitten on the right hand by a bamboo snake while cutting grass outside his house in Po Fung Road, Tuen Mun. Neighbours killed the snake. The man needed hospital treatment.

Arson attack on mailbox

Police are investigating an arson attack on a mailbox outside a post office in Ching Tak Street, Wong Tai Sin, at about 2.30am.