Motorcyclist dies after being thrown off bike by taxi

Photo via Facebook.
Photo via Facebook.

Police have arrested a 71-year-old taxi driver on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after his vehicle hit a motorcyclist.

Dashcam video uploaded online shows the moment the motorcyclist stops by Kwai Chung Road and is rear-ended by the taxi. The impact sends him flying off the bike, onto the car’s bonnet and then on to the ground.

The bike can be seen cruising along the road for a few seconds until it lands on its side. The video, which contains scenes some viewers might find disturbing, can be seen here.

The motorcyclist was later identified as 55-year-old Fung Kin-sang, who was heading home from work at around 4pm yesterday. He was married with two sons, one is in secondary school and another one studying at the IVE or the Institute of Vocational Education.

According to Apple Daily, who spoke to the deceased’s uncle, Fung was the main breadwinner of the family and was supporting his wife, who has a long-term illness.

Fung’s uncle said that his nephew was working in the transport sector and was earning around HK$10,000 (about US$1,280) per month.

He told the newspaper: “That motherf*****, if I see him [the taxi driver] I would hit him. If you’re ill you shouldn’t be driving a taxi.”

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