The man who helped take charge of construction of Route 3 died while driving along the Lantau Link yesterday afternoon. Project director of construction Peter Allwood, 58, was also director of construction of the Channel Tunnel linking England and France between 1989 and 1992. The British engineer collapsed and lost control of the car as he drove towards Kowloon. The 36-year construction veteran lost consciousness as his car approached the Tung Chung interchange. He was certified dead before arrival at hospital. His wife, Elena, 42, who was also in the car, was unhurt. The accident happened as they were returning from a day trip to Lantau. Allwood is also survived by two teenage children. He came to Hong Kong in 1992 and took part in the Chek Lap Kok reclamation project. He was later appointed project director of the country park section of Route 3, which links Western and Yuen Long.