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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Man dies after motorcycle collides with seven-seater car on Hong Kong road

The impact of the crash flung the rider under the car and he was pulled out unconscious

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 March, 2018, 5:19pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 March, 2018, 11:50pm

A 59-year-old man died after two motorcycles, including the one he was on, collided with a seven-seater car in Tai Po on Sunday.

The impact of the collision flung him under the white vehicle, and firefighters pulled him out unconscious and rushed him to the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

The accident took place at around 3pm at the junction of Ting Kok Road and the entrance to Lung Mei Village.

A witness said the car was on the Tai Po-bound lane when it made a right turn into the village. But it collided with the motorbike, which was approaching from the opposite direction. 

The driver and a female passenger, both 58, of the seven-seater, as well as the second biker, 56, sustained mild injuries.

Footage obtained by the Post showed the white seven-seater with a door on its left side damaged, a motorcycle on the ground and a helmet strewn a short distance away. A second bike was on the ground near the right front side of the car.

Driver, 37, dies, passenger critical after fiery crash in Hong Kong

The driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.

Traffic on Ting Kok Road was backed up as the Transport Department closed one lane and used the other for two-way traffic. 

Ting Kok Road, which is near Plover Cove Reservoir, leads to the scenic mountain range Pat Sin Leng and is popular with motocyclists and holiday-goers.