This morning, around 9:00 am, on Sai Sha Road Road near Nga Yiu Tau Village, a 39-year-old man was hit by a private car travelling to Sai Kung, whilst he was crossing the road. The car travelled another 10 metres before stopping. The victim was badly injured, and was found lying unconscious near the vehicle. After the crash, several passers-by, including an off-duty fireman, called emergency services. The male victim, in a coma, was sent to the Prince of Wales hospital in critical condition.
Locals are quoted in the Chinese media as saying that many cars over-speed along that stretch of road, assuming that the speed limit was 70 kph. According to the reports, the driver of the car stated to the police that he understood the speed limit was 70 kph; but the maximum speed limit is actually 50 kph. In addition, the locals say that many people cross the road at that point, as there is a bus stop to Sha Tin on the other side, and do not always look properly before they cross, also contributing to accidents.