Elderly Nepali woman hit and killed at crossing in Yuen Long
Around 25-meter-long skid marks were noted at the scene
A 75-year-old Nepali woman was killed when she was dragged 10 meters under a school minivan after being hit at a pedestrian crossing on her way home from grocery shopping in Yuen Long on Monday.
Footage from closed-circuit television cameras on a nearby building showed that at 3.30pm, the woman was on the pedestrian crossing as a school minivan approached that appeared not to be slowing and knocked the elderly woman down, Sing Tao Daily reported.
The woman, who lived with her family in Kat Hing Wai village, was carrying bags of fruit and vegetables when she was hit, Sing Tao Daily reported.
She rolled under the vehicle and was dragged 10 meters before the minivan stopped on Kam Sheung Road near St Jude’s Mass Center.
She was rushed to Pok Oi Hospital where she was pronounced dead, Ming Pao reported.
A 59-year-old female driver surnamed Cheung was arrested for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving. She was granted bail and told to report to police in early July.
Police found 25-meter skid marks at the scene.