Updated at 5.17pm: An elderly woman was killed after being knocked down by a reversing lorry on Hong Kong Island on Thursday afternoon, a police spokesman said. The accident occurred about 12.10pm when the medium goods vehicle was reversing at Ki Ling Lane in Western, the spokesman said. The 83-year-old woman was trapped under the lorry after being knocked down. Firemen were called in to pull her out. She was rushed to Queen Mary Hospital, where she was certified dead at 12.56pm. The lorry driver has been arrested for dangerous driving causing death, the spokesman said. Investigations by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Hong Kong Island, were continuing on Thursday afternoon. The police spokesman appealed to witnesses of the accident to call officers on numbers: 3106-8800 or 3106-8849. This was the fourth fatal accident involving reversing vehicles in two months. On September 18, a garbage truck hit a 50-year-old woman while reversing in a Mong Kok street. The woman died from severe head injuries when she was pulled from under the back wheels of the truck. On September 1, a man and his 11-month old daughter were killed when a truck owned by a government contractor reversed into them in Po Hing Fong, Mid-Levels. On August 31, a parked truck rolled backwards onto a footpath in Third Street, Western, killing a 74-year-old woman and injuring three other elderly women. According to figures from the Transport Department, there were 503 traffic accidents related to reversing vehicles last year, 37 involving medium and heavy goods vehicle. There were 958 such accidents in the past two years, 3 per cent of the total 29,919 accidents. Of the 958, 11 were fatal.