A total of five people were killed and two others were left in a critical condition following five traffic accidents in Hong Kong on Halloween night on Sunday.
A 60-year-old cyclist died after colliding with a coach in Lantau on Sunday morning. He was taken to North Lantau Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The 25-year-old coach driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is currently being detained by the police.
A 51-year-old woman was killed after a car knocked her down when she was crossing Shek O Road. She suffered serious head injuries and was certified dead after being rushed to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.
The 39-year-old female driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for further investigations.
Two other cyclists were involved in two separate accidents in Tai Po. A 57-year-old man suffered head injuries when he lost control of his bicycle and fell near Tai Po East Fire Station. He was taken to the Prince of Wales Hospital where he was certified dead.
According to HK01, an 18-year-old cyclist was left unconscious after he crashed near Dai King Street in Tai Po Industrial Estate on Sunday afternoon.
A three-vehicle accident on Bride’s Pool Road left two dead and five injured on Sunday night.
A 41-year-old man died at the scene after his car reportedly crashed head-on with another driven by a 20-year-old man, who was pronounced dead in hospital. His 24-year-old passenger suffered multiple injuries.
Another private car crashed behind the vehicle driven by the 20-year-old. The 23-year-old male driver, and two passengers aged 24 and 25, were injured and taken to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. The 23-year-old was arrested for dangerous driving.
A motorcyclist lost control while swerving and the 25-year-old rider was taken to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital for his injuries.
The figure of five deaths in one day compares with five fatalities in the entire month of October last year, according to Transport Department statistics.
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