Elderly Hong Kong man dies after lorry knocks him down and traps him
He was freed by emergency crews but hospital declared him dead shortly after
A 75-year-old man has died after he was hit by a lorry in Lok Ma Chau on Thursday morning.
The elderly man was trapped under the vehicle after the crash, which took place on Ho Sheung Heung Road near Shek Tsai Leng shortly after 10.30am, and had to be freed by emergency crews, a police spokeswoman said.
She added that the victim was taken unconscious to North District Hospital where he was certified dead shortly after 11am.
Officers from the New Territories North traffic unit are handling the case.
In a separate accident, a 40-year-old man, who was arrested for dangerous driving causing death on Tuesday after a Lexus crashed and burst into flames in Fanling, has been released unconditionally, according to a police source.
He said the man was not at the wheel at the time of the accident, and that the crash, which killed two people, was still under investigation.
The black Lexus was heading down Jockey Club Road towards Sheung Shui when it went out of control, slammed into the central divider and flew in the air at 12.12am on Tuesday. The car burst into flames after it landed on the carriageway.
The 40-year-old man later climbed out from the front passenger seat through the front windscreen with the help of passers-by, but two other men in the car, aged 30 and 37, were trapped and burned to death.
Police figures showed 132 people died in 129 road traffic accidents across the city last year, up from 122 deaths in 117 accidents in 2015.