Boy, 6, killed as he crosses road with parents

Man in charge of van, passes breathalyser test, arrested for dangerous driving causing death at Lok Ma Chau

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 November, 2016, 7:42pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 November, 2016, 7:42pm

A six-year-old boy died after being hit by a light goods vehicle as he crossed a road with his parents in Lok Ma Chau on Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened just after 1.30pm when the van driving westbound along Castle Peak Road turned into Tung Wing On Road.

“The family of three, the parents and their son, were crossing the road when the accident happened,” said Lee Ka-sing, an inspector from the New Territories North Traffic Special Investigation Team.

“The boy was certified dead shortly after he was taken to North District Hospital.”

He suffered severe head injures and was unconscious when he was taken to hospital. His 51-year-old father and 40-year-old mother suffered minor injuries.

The 66-year-old driver, who passed a breathalyser test, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.

Lee said the van was used to transport people to Lok Ma Chau public transport interchange, but there were no passengers on board at the time.