Date
17 August 2017
The Bentley car hit a concrete fence on the westbound side of Harcourt Road before it stopped. The driver was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Photos: Ming Pao, Apple Daily
The Bentley car hit a concrete fence on the westbound side of Harcourt Road before it stopped. The driver was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Photos: Ming Pao, Apple Daily

Elderly company driver dies after car hits fence in Admiralty

A man in his 60s was found dead at the driver’s seat of a luxury car after the vehicle hit a concrete fence in Admiralty Thursday night, Ming Pao Daily reported.

Police said a traffic officer saw the car swaying on the westbound side of Harcourt Road around 7 p.m..

After it hit a concrete fence and stopped, the officer approached and tapped the car’s window but the driver did not respond.

Later, several policemen arrived and broke the window to move the unconscious man out of the car.

He was then rushed by paramedics to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The man, surnamed Ko, 61, had been employed as a company driver for more than 10 years.

An autopsy was to be carried out to determine the exact cause of his death. Police were also checking his medical records.

The car is a Mulsanne, a top model of Bentley Motors with an estimated retail price of HK$5.73 million (US$739,352).

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