Date
22 September 2017
The motorbike lies on the road after colliding with a Mercedes-Benz car (inset). The motorcyclist was certified dead in hospital. The car driver  was arrested. Photo: Google Maps, Facebook/馬路的事討論區
The motorbike lies on the road after colliding with a Mercedes-Benz car (inset). The motorcyclist was certified dead in hospital. The car driver was arrested. Photo: Google Maps, Facebook/馬路的事討論區

Biker killed in collision with Mercedes under testing

A 50-year-old man was killed after a motorcycle he was riding crashed into a Mercedes-Benz car in Tai Mo Shan on Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of the luxury car, surnamed Chan, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death, Apple Daily reports.

The Mercedes was for delivery or undergoing pre-sale testing or demonstration, police said.

The accident took place at about 2 p.m. when the motorcyclist, surnamed Yuen, was riding his 2004 Yamaha Fazer FZ6 down a slope on Route Twisk near Shek Kong.

When the bike passed a curve, it collided head-on with the Mercedes.

The crash threw Yuen, a taxi driver by profession, on the windshield of the car before he fell to the ground 10 meters away. His head hit the ground and he fell into a coma.

Police and paramedics arrived at the scene and sent him to Pok Oi Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Headline Daily.

Two of Yuen’s friends, who often took joyrides on their motorcycles with him, told the police that Yuen was an experienced rider.

Police officers said the accident could have been caused by a mechanical problem or illegal driving.

Law Siu-hung, president of the International Professional Insurance Consulting Association, said Chan could face a civil compensation claim of as much as HK$100 million.

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