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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Huge sign of the times for Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya pedestrian crossing

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:52pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo’s thunderously busy Shibuya pedestrian crossing, where up to 3,000 people merge into a seething mass of humanity whenever the lights change, is to get ... for Tokyo’s young and trendy. It will be 17.3 metres tall and 24.3 metres wide and will go into service on June 1 after a ceremony next week. The Shibuya scramble crossing, allowing pedestrians ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    New London station confuses Beatles' fans looking for Abbey Road

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London New London station confounds Beatle pilgrims on a mission to find that famous pedestrian crossing Abbey Road is just not where it used to be It has to be the most famous pedestrian crossing in the world, immortalised by the Beatles on the cover of their Abbey Road album in 1969. Situated just outside the north London EMI studios, the crossing enjoys listed status ...

  3. News - China Insider - ROAD ACCIDENTS

    Strike two: Wealthy Chinese driver jailed for killing pedestrian resurfaces in fresh crash

    Posted May 05th 2014, 07:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... for fatally hitting a pedestrian with his car in 2009 was found to have been in car crash recently, sparking public calls to ban him from driving for the rest of his life. Hu Bin, 25, lost control ... Tan was also engaged to be married before he was killed while crossing a Zhejiang street. Hu, who comes from a wealthy family, was later found to have been illegally drag racing before ...

  4. Five hurt on pedestrian crossing

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A four-year-old boy and his mother were among five people injured yesterday when hit by a truck on a Sheung Shui pedestrian crossing. All five were taken to North District ... the pedestrians had a green light at the time they were hit. The truck, owned by a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department contractor, allegedly stopped two metres into the pedestrian crossing. A woman ...

  5. Cross-border car influx will ride roughshod over city's pedestrians

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... crossings will be removed and more guard railings, footbridges and subways will be built to stop pedestrians from impeding the flow of traffic, all resulting in crowding of footpaths, mind-numbing ... and not babies born to non-resident parents. The same day, this newspaper reported on 20,000 Facebook users opposing cross-border private cars, and mixed this up with the unacceptable bigotry ...

  6. Confused at pedestrian crossings? You are not alone

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Ever wondered why there are three types of lookalike plastic control boxes at pedestrian crossings, apparently to activate the 'walking man' lights? And why some ... at crossings with audible signals for the blind; and the third is a push-button-only system for the sighted at crossings with no audible signals. Stanley Lai Kam-yiu, a 50-year-old telephone operator ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Minibus driver arrested after death of pedestrian

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:39pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. The minibus was travelling south on Nathan Road, and the pedestrian was crossing the street at the time. Many all-night minibuses have a stop ... Lai Ying-kit A minibus driver has been arrested after his vehicle knocked down a pedestrian, who later died, in the early hours of Friday morning. The minibus hit the 47-year-old man ...

  8. Pedestrian, 70, killed crossing road

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But A man aged about 70 died after being hit by a goods vehicle driven by a 63-year-old man while crossing Lung Cheung Road near Chak On Estate, Shek Kip Mei. The victim, who was not carrying any identifying documents, was taken to Caritas Medical Centre, where he was declared dead at 9.45am. Police are investigating the accident. ...

  9. Minibus kills pedestrian crossing 5-lane road

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A 50-year-old cement truck driver died early yesterday when he was hit by a minibus as he crossed the road to get to his truck. Chun Yat-do was certified dead soon after the accident, which happened in Sau Mau Ping at about 7am. He was crossing five-lane Sau Mau Ping Road about 20 metres away from a pedestrian crossing and was in the middle of the road when he was hit ...

  10. Truck in fatal hit-and-run at pedestrian crossing

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Long, at about 6.20am when it hit construction worker Lee Kam-chuen, 63, on a pedestrian crossing. 'Initial investigations indicate that the truck had braked and veered to the left, but its ... per cent more than the same period last year. Seventy-two of these were pedestrians, of whom 64 per cent were over the age of 60. A police source said police have recently enhanced enforcement ...




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