Hong Kong police hunt for truck driver after female cleaner dies in hit-and-run at border checkpoint
City’s sixth road fatality this month took place at Lok Ma Chau control point
A 67-year-old female cleaner was killed in a hit-and-run incident at one of Hong Kong’s border checkpoints on Friday, prompting a police manhunt for the truck driver involved.
The incident – the city’s sixth road fatality this month – happened at the mainland-bound vehicle holding area of the Lok Ma Chau control point soon after 7.30am.
“Initial information showed a female cleaning worker was hit by a medium goods vehicle, and it left the scene after the incident,” Inspector Ho Tai-yin said.
The victim died at the scene.
Ho said police believe the vehicle had left Hong Kong for Shenzhen, and the force had asked their mainland counterparts for helping in finding the driver.
As of 2pm, police were still searching for the vehicle, and have appealed for witnesses, or anyone with information to contact officers on 3661 3800 or 3661 3857.
According to police figures, 97 people died in 78 traffic accidents across the city in the first eight months of this year, including the Tai Po bus crash in February that saw 19 killed and more than 60 injured.
In the whole of last year, 132 people died in 129 traffic accidents.