Date
17 January 2017
The young man is thrown into the air after being hit by a taxi on Wang Tau Hom South Road in Lok Fu on Wednesday night. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily
The young man is thrown into the air after being hit by a taxi on Wang Tau Hom South Road in Lok Fu on Wednesday night. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily

Taxi collision throws pedestrian into the air in Lok Fu

A taxi knocked down a young man as he was walking half way through a zebra crossing on Wang Tau Hom South Road in Lok Fu on Wednesday evening.

The incident was caught on the dashboard camera of a light goods vehicle parked near the pedestrian crossing, Apple Daily reports.

As shown in the video clip, the collision throws the man, who is in his 20s, into the air as if he were doing a somersault before he lands on the ground.

The driver of the light goods vehicle, surnamed Lau, said he heard the young man screaming for help as he writhed in pain on the ground, while the taxi’s passengers rushed out to help.

The man was still yelling in pain while receiving treatment from ambulance men, who arrived at the scene in five minutes, Lau said.

The front of the taxi was severely damaged in the collision, he added.

Responding police officers said the man sustained a waist injury after being hit by a taxi driven by a 69-year-old man.

The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment.

Under the Road Traffic (Traffic Control) Regulations, a zebra crossing gives priority to the right of way of pedestrians.

Violators could face a fine of HK$450 and charged with dangerous driving, which could lead to a jail term in addition to incurring driving offense points.

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