Van driver arrested in Hong Kong after smash kills man, 86

The man was walking with his son and wife when he was hit

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 July, 2017, 3:52pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 July, 2017, 4:37pm

A delivery van driver was arrested in Mong Kok on Thursday after his vehicle smashed into and killed an elderly man.

Shortly before 9.45am, the 86-year-old man was walking with a stick, while his son pushed the man’s wife in a wheelchair. They tried to cross Shanghai Street at the junction with Soy Street.

According to police, the delivery van then came around the junction, knocking the elderly man unconscious.

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The man was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, where he was later certified dead.

Police arrested the 39-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death. A police spokesman said he passed a breathalyser test.

By 2pm, he was still being held for questioning and had not been charged.