67-year-old victim in Lau Fau Shan traffic accident leaves grieving family, son takes DSE amidst tragedy

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25th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A Hong Kong secondary school student sat his final Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exam today, merely a day after his father was tragically killed in a road accident in Lau Fau Shan.

The fatal accident occurred on Kai Pak Ling Road, claiming the life of 67-year-old truck driver Mr. Yuen. According to local police reports, the accident happened late yesterday afternoon when the parked truck Mr. Yuen had been operating unexpectedly rolled backwards, pinning him against a rack of water tanks. Despite the swift response from emergency services, Mr. Yuen succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Mr. Yuen, a resident of Hung Hom Estate, is survived by his wife and two sons. The youngest of whom faced the daunting task of completing his final DSE examination today. The bereaved family described Mr. Yuen as the primary breadwinner whose sudden demise has left them not only mourning but also uncertain about their financial future.

“His passing has left a void that is not just emotional but profoundly practical,” Mrs. Yuen shared with a heavy heart. She further revealed that the family would now have to rely on their savings until she could find employment to supplement the household income. Her elder son, a university senior, has also pledged to seek employment immediately after graduation to help support the family.

Colleagues of the deceased indicated that Mr. Yuen was alone during the accident and was only discovered hours later. This delay added to the distress experienced by the family, who were not contacted by his employer about the incident until much later.

The Yuen family’s plight is compounded by the fact that Mr. Yuen had been working for his current employer for about three years, having previously owned a cross-border transport vehicle. His vehicle had reportedly been repaired just before the Lunar New Year after experiencing mechanical failures.

Hong Kong police are continuing their investigation into the exact cause of the accident. They have appealed for witnesses to come forward to assist with the ongoing inquiry by calling 3661 3800.