Date
4 December 2016
Police officers at the scene of the accident (inset), which involved a car and a group of cyclists, on Shing Fung Road late Wednesday. Photos: maipo.net, hk01.com
Police officers at the scene of the accident (inset), which involved a car and a group of cyclists, on Shing Fung Road late Wednesday. Photos: maipo.net, hk01.com

Cyclist, 23, dead after head-on collision with car

A 23-year-old cyclist died and two companions injured after an accident Wednesday night on a road in Kowloon Bay.

Headline Daily reports that the three men were riding their bicycles on Shing Fung Road near the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at around 10:40 pm when a black BMW saloon crashed into them head on from the opposite lane.

It is believed that the car, driven by a 44-year-old man surnamed Chow, was trying to overtake vehicles in front of him before the accident took place.

The incident led to a cyclist surnamed Leung suffer severe head injuries, as he was hit by the car and subsequently knocked onto the windshield of the vehicle.

He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 3:40 am Thursday.

The other two cyclists, aged 20 and 24, were taken to the United Christian Hospital for treatment. Police investigations are ongoing, according to hk01.com.

Reports say the private car involved in the accident had a P-sign displayed on its dash board, which is meant as a warning sign to other road users that the driver is relatively inexperienced.

Under government rules, probationary license holders are required to display the P-sign at the front and rear of their vehicles. 

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