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Man killed by light rail train in Tin Shui Wai

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 August, 2013, 4:09pm
UPDATED : Monday, 19 August, 2013, 5:44pm

A man died after being hit by a Light Rail Transit train and dragged under the wheels for 50 metres in Tin Shui Wai on Monday morning.

The accident occurred around 9am when the man, 63, was crossing the track at Locwood Station.

The man rushed out from Tin Wu Road, but unfortunately the train could not stop in time
acting chief inspector Kiang Kwok-ming

“The man rushed out from Tin Wu Road, but unfortunately the train could not stop in time and hit him,” acting chief inspector Kiang Kwok-ming said.

He was later certified dead at the scene by paramedics.

The station was closed off after the accident, prompting a diversion of train services.

Services at Locwood and its two adjacent stations were temporarily interrupted, but have returned to normal.

Kiang said the accident scene was a crossing point for pedestrians, with traffic lights.

He said police were now looking into whether the man tried to cross on a red light.

This is the second serious accident in recent months involving the above-ground light-train system that operates in the northwest part of the New Territories.

On May 17, a light-rail train ran off the tracks, injuring 77 passengers in Yuen Long. Black box records showed it was travelling at nearly three times the speed limit at the time.



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