Date
22 September 2017
CCTV footage shows the taxi driver looking at the man he has just knocked down and then inspecting the bumper of his car, before driving off. Photos: Google Maps, Facebook/HK Police
CCTV footage shows the taxi driver looking at the man he has just knocked down and then inspecting the bumper of his car, before driving off. Photos: Google Maps, Facebook/HK Police

Police hunt ‘hit and run’ taxi driver

Police are calling for a taxi driver to turn himself in after he hit an elderly man crossing the street in Mong Kok early on Saturday, hk01.com reports.

In a CCTV footage released by the police, the male driver was seen parking his taxi by the side of the road.

Police said the scene happened right after he hit a man in his 60s, who was believed to be a scavenger, at the junction of Prince Road West and Kadoorie Avenue. 

The driver got off his car and walked slowly towards the rear of his vehicle to look from a distance at the man he had just knocked down.

He then walked to the front of the car to inspect the damage to the bumper as a result of the impact.

He then hopped back to his car and drove off without attending to the victim or calling for assistance.

The entire process lasted 42 seconds, with at least ten vehicles seen passing by the taxi in question.

Sources said police officers had been deployed at various car repair shops in an attempt to catch the driver, but no one had turned up as of Saturday night.

The victim, surnamed Lui, was found to have suffered multiple injuries to his head and body, and was pronounced dead at the Kwong Wah Hospital at 4:37 a.m.

People who might have witnessed the incident are being urged to get in touch with the police as soon as possible.

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