Elderly Hong Kong cyclist dies at scene after collision with dump truck in Yuen Long

Clifford Lo
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An elderly man died after a collision between his bicycle and a dump truck at an intersection in northern Hong Kong on Thursday.

The crash took place at the junction of Tong Yan San Tsuen Road and the Ping Shan section of Castle Peak Road in Yuen Long at around 12.46pm.

A police spokeswoman said the cyclist, who was in his 70s, was certified dead at the scene.

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Officers from the New Territories North traffic unit were investigating the cause of the collision, which was the fourth fatal traffic accident involving an elderly person this month.

Elderly Hong Kong woman killed by truck second fatal collision near Lam Tin shopping centre in two months

On Monday, an 89-year-old woman died after a car backed into her in Tuen Mun.

The 24-year-old driver, who abandoned his car and fled the scene, was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death. Police also arrested him for failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.

On January 7, a truck driver, 24, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death after his vehicle hit and killed an 85-year-old woman in Hung Hom, while on January 5, an 82-year-old woman died after being hit by a bus on Aldrich Bay Road in Shau Kei Wan. The bus driver, 63, was also arrested for the same offence.

Police figures show 89 people died in 88 road traffic accidents across the city in the first 11 months of 2020. In 2019, 113 people died in 107 traffic accidents.

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