Motorcyclist's death leads to charge for truck driver
A truck driver, 28, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death after his truck hit and killed a motorcyclist in Wong Tai Sin yesterday. His truck rammed into the back of the motorbike and then collided with a delivery van in the Kwun Tong-bound lane of Leung Cheung Road outside Tin Ma Court at about 9am. The motorcyclist, 52, was trapped under the truck. Firemen freed him, but he later died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Police appealed to witnesses to contact them on 2305 7606 or 2305 7500.
Fake cop arrested after holding-up sex worker
Police yesterday arrested a man, 42, on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and robbing a prostitute of HK$300 and a mobile phone. The suspect was accused of using what appeared to be a hand gun to rob the 29-year-old woman in a one-woman brothel in Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei on Wednesday. Crime-squad officers arrested him at about 1am in the same district.
HSBC adviser's wife still in critical condition
Sharon Shaw, 58, the wife of HSBC Holdings board adviser David Shaw, remained in a critical condition in Eastern Hospital yesterday after being rescued from drowning at Shek O Beach on Thursday. Shaw went swimming at about 11am and was pulled ashore unconscious by two other swimmers about 10 minutes later, then taken to hospital.
Dangerous E. coli strain found in bleeding patient
The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the case of a 51-year-old man who sought medical consultation for rectal bleeding earlier this month and was found to have a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection. The centre said this strain could produce powerful toxins and cause severe food-borne disease. The man is in a stable condition and was not taken to hospital.