57-year-old woman passes away after being hit by Tesla on Sha Tau Kok Road, driver arrested

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20th May 2022 – (Hong Kong) At 8.42pm, a Tesla electric car was driving along Sha Tau Kok Road (Lung Yeuk Tau).

A 57-year-old woman was hit by the Tesla car. She then fell to the ground 3 metres away and her head was severely injured. Passers-by called the police and stepped forward to check the woman’s injuries. When the ambulance arrived, the woman who was in coma was sent to North District Hospital for emergency treatment, she eventually died of her injuries at 9.23pm. The police blocked the scene to investigate the cause of the accident. Family members of the deceased reached the scene to assist in the investigation.

The 26-year-old private car driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. He is being detained for further enquiries.  Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, New Territories North is underway.     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 3800 or 3661 3858.

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