Motorcycle and taxi collision leaves two dead and three injured in Mong Kok

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26th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 2.46am today, a 22-year-old man surnamed Chan was riding a motorcycle with a 24-year-old woman named Cheung as his passenger. They were travelling along Argyle Street towards Cherry Street when they collided with a taxi heading towards Prince Edward along Nathan Road. The impact caused both the motorcycle driver and the female passenger to be thrown onto the pedestrian walkway, sustaining severe injuries and losing consciousness. The male driver was found lying on the steps outside a bank, while the female passenger was lying on the road. The taxi driver, a 27-year-old man surnamed Yeung with blonde hair, and a 38-year-old male passenger named Shi suffered injuries to their limbs. Additionally, a 69-year-old man named Wong, a pedestrian who was hit by debris, was found bleeding from a head wound and was seated by the roadside. Several eyewitnesses immediately reported the incident.

Rescue personnel arrived at the scene and promptly transported the five injured individuals to Kwong Wah Hospital for treatment. Both the motorcycle rider and the female passenger required urgent cardiac resuscitation, but despite efforts made at Kwong Wah Hospital, they were pronounced dead at 3.55am and 3.43am, respectively.

The front of the taxi involved in the collision suffered significant damage, with the airbags deploying. The impact also caused destruction to a row of pedestrian railings, and vehicle debris scattered across the road. Law enforcement officers are currently investigating the cause of the accident. It is understood that traffic lights with pedestrian signals were present at the intersection of Nathan Road towards Prince Edward and Argyle Street towards Cherry Street, suggesting the possibility of misinterpreting the traffic lights as a contributing factor. As a result of the incident, the entire stretch of Nathan Road towards Prince Edward, near Argyle Street, was temporarily closed.