Suspected triad member arrested over hit-and-run death and car hijacking

Police arrested the suspect, with the triad nickname “Big Eyes Boy”, in a village house in Wang Toi Shan Wing Ning Lei in Pat Heung on Wednesday

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 August, 2016, 10:38pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 August, 2016, 10:59pm

A suspected triad member has been arrested for his alleged role in a hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of a motorcyclist, before fleeing in a hijacked car.

The 37-year-old man, with the triad nickname “Big Eyes Boy”, who worked for a Macau junket operator as a driver, was arrested in a village house in Wang Toi Shan Wing Ning Lei in Pat Heung on Wednesday.

Investigators believe the suspected Wo Shing Wo triad member was at the wheel when the crash took place.

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The arrest was result of a manhunt launched after the hit-and-run collision took the life of a motorcyclist early on Tuesday morning.

The suspect was allegedly driving a seven-seater white Toyota Alphard which rammed into the back of a motorcycle at high speed, causing it to fall and slide more than 80 metres on the New Territories-bound part of the Tsing Kwai Highway at about 4.45am.

The motorcyclist, Wu Man-yuen, 52, was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung with severe head injuries where he later died.

The car driver jumped out of the vehicle before it burst into flames, then he hijacked a passing car to escape before emergency services ­arrived.

More than 3km from the scene of the crash, the alleged gangster got out at a service station on Tsing Yi Road and fled on foot shortly before 5am.

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A police source said he had claimed to be a triad member and ordered the hijacked car’s driver to drive him away from the scene.

The driver of the hijacked car, 28, and his male passenger were unhurt.

Police said the suspect admitted he had been drinking before the crash. He was held for questioning and had not been charged as Wednesday night.

The car involved in the crash was registered to a Hong Kong woman who works for a Macau VIP casino junket operator.

Officers went to her home in Sha Tin, but failed to locate her.

The Kwai Tsing district crime squad is investigating.