Truck driver killed during fatal road accident in Lau Fau Shan

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Kai Pak Ling Road

24th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A truck driver met a fatal end in an accident on Kai Pak Ling Road near Fung Kong Tsuen in Lau Fau Shan. The incident, which took place around 6.35pm, has prompted an ongoing police investigation to determine its cause.

According to initial reports, the accident involved an unexpected movement of the truck which is believed to have rolled back suddenly, striking the driver who was then trapped beneath the vehicle’s rear cargo shelf. Despite the immediate response and efforts of emergency services, the driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The police were alerted to the incident shortly after it occurred and swiftly coordinated with rescue teams to address the situation. The victim, whose identity has not yet been disclosed pending notification of next of kin, was found in a state of unconsciousness upon the arrival of the emergency personnel.

“The truck unexpectedly rolled backwards for reasons that are currently under investigation,” explained a spokesperson from the local police department. “The impact trapped the driver against the cargo shelf, causing severe trauma.”

Emergency workers at the scene worked diligently to extricate the trapped driver and administered critical first aid. However, despite their efforts to stabilise him for transport to a medical facility, he was declared deceased at the site of the accident.