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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Man, 80, fighting for life after being hit by delivery van’s wing mirror in Hong Kong

  • Police say 80-year-old was pushing a trolley in the early hours when he was struck
  • The driver of the delivery van, 54, passed a breathalyser test, officers said
PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 December, 2018, 1:44pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 December, 2018, 3:56am

An 80-year-old man was fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a delivery van in Hong Kong in the early hours of Monday. The incident happened at the junction of Mut Wah Street and Hip Wo Street in Kwun Tong soon after 3.30am.

“Initial investigation showed the vehicle’s wing mirror hit the victim, who was pushing a trolley at the time,” police said in a statement.

The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, where he was in a critical condition.

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Police said the driver of the delivery van, 54, passed a breathalyser test.

Separately, a 41-year-old man was arrested for drink-driving after a crash between his car and a taxi at the junction of Lei Yue Mun Road and Tsui Ping Road in Kwun Tong at about 5.20am.

His female passenger, 39, the taxi driver, 40, two taxi passengers, 32 and 63, were treated for minor injuries at United Christian Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Police said the car driver, who was unhurt, was released on bail with instructions to report back to police next month.