Date
12 December 2017
The cyclist was negotiating Tai Tam Reservoir Road when the accident occurred. Photos: Apple Daily, HKHS Elderly
The cyclist was negotiating Tai Tam Reservoir Road when the accident occurred. Photos: Apple Daily, HKHS Elderly

Cyclist dies after falling off slope in Tai Tam

A cyclist in his 50s died after he lost control of his bicycle and fell off a slope in Tai Tam on Wednesday night.

The accident happened near Hong Kong Parkview around 9 p.m. as the victim was taking a tour of Hong Kong island with several other cyclists, Apple Daily reported.

Policemen and paramedics found the man in a coma due to head injuries, and rushed him to Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, where he was certified dead.

The cyclists started from Quarry Bay and were negotiating Tai Tam Reservoir Road when the accident occurred.

A companion said the victim had earlier told him that he was not feeling well. Police took the man’s bike for inspection.

A total of 2,136 accidents involving bicycles were recorded in the first 10 months of the year, resulting in 2,040 casualties, including 10 fatalities, police data showed.

The latest accident happened after a city-wide campaign to promote safe cycling  from Nov. 11 to 17. 

During the campaign, police focused on cycling offenses, including failure to comply with traffic signs, cycling on footways, and walking on cycling lanes.

At least 118 verbal warnings and 812 summonses were issued to offenders.

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