Date
28 May 2017
Ivan Lo's mangled bike (inset) lies next to the tour bus in Bride's Pool Road. Lo was brought to hospital where he died from his injuries. Photo: Google Map, Ming Pao
Ivan Lo's mangled bike (inset) lies next to the tour bus in Bride's Pool Road. Lo was brought to hospital where he died from his injuries. Photo: Google Map, Ming Pao

Killer Tai Po road claims second victim in two months

A biker died after his motorcycle collided with a tour bus in a roller coaster road in Tai Po, the second deadly accident in the killer section in two months.

Ivan Lo, 34, was leading a group of 10 joy riders Sunday morning when his Ducati and an oncoming bus slammed into each other in Bride’s Pool Road.

Lo was catapulted several meters from the bike.

Two other riders, aged 45 and 48, were injured in the ensuing spill but the bus driver escaped unscathed, Ming Pao Daily reports.

Lo was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Bride’s Pool Road is notorious for its sharp turns and steep inclines which have been blamed for nine fatal accidents in the past seven years.

In October, a 27-year-old man was killed when his sports car plunged off the road. A passenger was seriously injured.

Lo bought his Ducati 848 Evo for HK$170,000 (US$21,900) in 2011.

His wife, who had misgivings about the purchase, took to Facebook earlier this year to warn Lo with a photo of a grisly motorcycle accident.

An hour before the tragedy, she posted a photo of Lo and herself and captioned it “Forever with you”.

She said Lo had been a careful rider since he got his license eight years ago and had not had any serious accidents.

One of his companions said Lo was never a fast rider.

Police are warning motorists to pay extra attention when traveling in Bride’s Pool Road, especially in its narrow, twisting sections.

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