Date
14 December 2018
Police officers cordon off the scene of the deadly crash in Hung Hom on Thursday. Photo: RTHK
Police officers cordon off the scene of the deadly crash in Hung Hom on Thursday. Photo: RTHK

Traffic policeman dies after being hit by truck in Hung Hom

A traffic policeman was killed in the line of duty after being knocked down by a truck, hk01.com reports.

The crash happened on the East Kowloon Corridor near Wo Chung Street in Hung Hom at about 5 a.m. Thursday. Senior police constable Lum Hoi-wan, who worked for Traffic Kowloon West, was handling a traffic accident involving a black Mercedes-Benz.

As he was standing behind a police van, a light goods truck suddenly came from behind and hit him. 

The police van was thrown about 10 meters away, its rear severely damaged. Lum was in between the two vehicles.

Paramedics rushed the constable to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 6 a.m.

Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung arrived at the hospital at around 7:30 a.m. and offered condolences to Lum’s family.

The truck driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.

Police took away the truck’s dashboard camera as possible evidence in the investigation. The truck is reportedly owned by a food company.

According to the police, Lum was not wearing a reflective vest when the incident happened.

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