Hong Kong police arrested a truck driver on suspicion of dangerous driving after his vehicle knocked down a 64-year-old woman at a road junction in Hung Hom on Tuesday, leaving her in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened about two hours before an 89-year-old man was hit unconscious by a delivery van in another crash in Tseung Kwan O.
Police and paramedics were called to the junction of Fat Kwong Street and Ma Tau Wai Road in Hung Hom soon after 7.30am when the woman was knocked down by the truck.
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A police spokesman said the victim suffered serious head injuries and was in a semi-conscious state while being taken to hospital.
The woman was in a critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.
The 35 year-old truck driver passed a breathalyser test, but was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving.
The crash in Tseung Kwan O happened around 9.24am when a delivery van was making a turn from Po Fung Road into Po Lam Road North.
The 89-year-old victim was also taken unconscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Police figures show 1,264 people suffered serious injuries in 1,196 road accidents across the city in the first nine months of this year.
Between January and September this year, 79 people died in 78 traffic accidents. In 2019, 113 people died in 107 road accidents.
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