Fatal traffic accident

Hong Kong police seek CCTV footage of area where girl was killed in traffic accident

Girl of Nepalese origin was dragged 200 metres along the road; driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 July, 2017, 11:23pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 July, 2017, 11:23pm

Police officers are searching for CCTV footage from the Yau Ma Tei area after a three-year-old girl of Nepalese origin was killed in a traffic accident on Friday night.

Shortly before noon on Saturday, investigators from the Kowloon West special traffic investigation team went to shops in Man Wai Street and nearby areas to find witnesses or CCTV footage that might capture the accident.

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Officers were also seen collecting evidence at the scene of the accident.

The incident happend at about 8.50pm on Friday. A 48-year-old driver, surnamed Lau, was driving a white seven-seater car along Ferry Street northbound. When he turned left into Man Wai Street, he allegedly hit the girl who was crossing the road.

The girl was trapped under the car and dragged 200 metres along the road. Sustaining serious head injuries, she was rushed unconscious to nearby Kwong Wah Hospital and was certified dead at 10.17pm.

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“Her father was taking the girl out, but she suddenly left him,” Senior Inspector Yung Pak-kuen of the investigation team said. “The father found his daughter had been knocked down by a car when he was looking for her.”

Lau was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and was released on bail. He passed a breathalyser test. It is also understood he was not speeding.

Yung added there was no sign that the father was negligent in looking after his daughter.