Date
22 July 2018
Police said the car driven by an off-duty policeman ran across the opposite lane before hitting a motorcycle (inset), which then slammed into a traffic sign. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News
Police said the car driven by an off-duty policeman ran across the opposite lane before hitting a motorcycle (inset), which then slammed into a traffic sign. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News

Off-duty policeman arrested after car kills biker in Tai Po

A 27-year-old off-duty police officer has been arrested after a private car he was driving collided with a motorcycle and killed the biker.

The accident took place on Tuesday afternoon when the officer, said to be assigned with the Traffic New Territories South Headquarters, was driving his private car along the Sha Tin Heights section of Tai Po Road, heading towards Sha Tin, hk01.com reports.

As he was approaching the Tai Po Road Lookout, he suddenly lost control of his car, which hit a motorbike in the opposite lane, causing the biker to crash into a roadside traffic sign.

Paramedics soon arrived at the scene soon and saw the biker had serious head injuries. They rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim reportedly lived in Tai Wai with his wife and two children, and worked as a lifeguard.

Inspector Ho Tai-yin of the Traffic New Territories North Headquarters said the car ran across the double white lines before hitting the motorcycle, which then slammed into a traffic sign.

The car driver, who also suffered a head injury, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. He was granted bail and asked to report to the police by mid-May.

Police are calling on witnesses to come forward to provide information relevant to the accident.

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