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Traffic and road safety in Hong Kong

Elderly cyclist in serious condition after collision with Hong Kong taxi in Tuen Mun

  • The 83-year-old was taken to hospital unconscious with head injuries
PUBLISHED : Monday, 31 December, 2018, 1:25pm
UPDATED : Monday, 31 December, 2018, 1:25pm

An elderly cyclist was in a serious condition at a Hong Kong hospital on Monday after a collision with a taxi in the New Territories during the early hours of the morning.

Emergency personnel were called at about 3.40am after the two collided at a roundabout on Tip Kin Road near Butterfly Estate in Tuen Mun.

The 83-year-old cyclist suffered head injuries and was taken unconscious to Tuen Mun Hospital, according to police.

At noon the man was in a serious condition, a government spokesman said.

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Police said the taxi driver, 55, passed a breathalyser test. No one was arrested.

Officers from the New Territories traffic accident investigation unit were handling the case.

Police figures show 118 people died in 99 Hong Kong road accidents in the first 11 months of this year, including a February bus crash in Tai Po that left 19 dead and more than 60 injured.