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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Boy, 12, hurt in hit-and-run accident as Hong Kong police launch hunt for truck driver involved

The incident occurred in Sham Shui Po and authorities are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 June, 2018, 3:26pm
UPDATED : Monday, 04 June, 2018, 5:11pm

A 12-year-old boy was injured in a hit-and-run incident in Sham Shui Po on Monday, prompting Hong Kong police to launch a search for the truck driver involved.

The accident happened at the junction of Tai Hang Sai Street and Nam Cheong Street at about 7.30am, according to authorities.

A police spokesman said the white truck sped away from the scene after hitting the boy.

He said the boy suffered arm and leg injuries and was taken to nearby Caritas Medical Centre for treatment.

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Police appealed for witnesses.