Second person dies after fatal Tai Po taxi crash

The taxi rushed a red light on Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po. Photo: HK01
The taxi rushed a red light on Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po. Photo: HK01

A second victim caught up in a fatal car accident in Tai Po Sunday has died, local media reported.

According to HK01, the 63-year-old woman was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital in an unconscious state after the crash. She was pronounced dead at around 7 am Monday.

The accident occurred Sunday morning when a taxi ran a red light and rammed into a group of pedestrians crossing Kwong Fuk Road. A 59-year-old man, who sustained severe head injuries, died at the scene.

A pregnant woman and a 4-year-old boy were among the injured.

In a video clip shared online, over a dozen passersby are seen lifting up the taxi to save a pedestrian who was trapped under the vehicle.

The taxi driver, who passed sobriety and drug tests, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death. He felt unwell after the crash and was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital.

Transport Secretary Frank Chan said in a press release that he was “deeply saddened” by the accident and that government departments have offered assistance to the victims’ families.

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