A 45-year-old man was arrested for dangerous driving after he knocked down a female pedestrian in a road accident in Sai Kung over the weekend.
The motorist, a person surnamed Lai, was booked after his 7-seater vehicle hit a 32-year-old woman at a street crossing along the Clear Water Bay Road.
In the incident, which took place at around 2pm on Saturday, the pedestrian suffered severe injuries, leading to her hospitalization.
She is said to be in a critical condition.
According to Apple Daily, Lai, who is a teacher by profession, failed to observe a red light in an area near Silver Cape Road and smashed into a woman who was crossing the road.
Video footage captured from the camera of another car on an opposite lane showed the pedestrian being hit and landing on the windscreen of Lai’s car. [Go to video]
Lai only stopped his car after going forward for about 700 meters. The victim, identified as Wan, was still lying on the windscreen when police officers arrived at the scene.
The accident victim was rushed to a hospital where she is battling for her life.
According to Ming Pao Daily, Wan suffered multiple injuries to her body with blood covering her face. She was said to have followed the traffic lights when crossing the road.
According to the report, the woman holds a two-way permit from the Mainland and was staying at a luxury apartment nearby.
The driver, who lives in Tseung Kwan O, was arrested and later released on bail.
He has been charged with the offense of “dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to another person” and failing to stop a car after an accident.
Lai told the police that he was not aware that he had hit a person though he sensed that some object had landed on his car while he was driving.
Netizens slammed Lai’s explanation, wondering how a driver can fail to notice a person lying on the windscreen.
Some people labeled the motorist’s statement as the biggest joke of the year.
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