Hong Kong – Special traffic arrangements during Mid-Autumn Festival

Special traffic arrangements during Mid-Autumn Festival

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     Police will implement special traffic arrangements in various districts to facilitate the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Police reminded members of the public to observe regulations on group gatherings and mask wearing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Beach areas

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A. Repulse Bay



I. Road closure and traffic diversions



     Depending on crowd and traffic conditions, the following traffic arrangements may be implemented from September 10 to 12:



– Public light buses cannot enter Beach Road from Repulse Bay Road;

– South Bay Road south of South Bay Paths will be closed if the car parks are full, except for residents’ vehicles and public transports;

– Traffic along eastbound Repulse Bay Road cannot make a U-turn at its junction with South Bay Road;

– Vehicles will be banned from waiting along Repulse Bay Road outside the car park if it is full; and

– When the car parks on South Bay Road are full, traffic on Beach Road will be diverted to northbound South Bay Road to leave the area, except for residents’ vehicles.



II. Suspension of parking spaces



     The following parking spaces will be suspended from 4pm on September 10 to 6am on September 12:



– All metered and motorcycle parking spaces on Island Road, except disabled parking spaces; and

– All metered and motorcycle parking spaces on Beach Road.



B. Shek O



     Depending on crowd and traffic conditions, the following road closure may be implemented from September 10 to 12:



– Shek O Headland Road will be closed, except for public services and residents’ vehicles; and

– Vehicles will be banned from entering the access roads to the car parks in Shek O at Big Wave Bay once they are full, except for public services and residents’ vehicles.



     Sixteen parking spaces in Shek O Beach Public Car Park will be suspended from noon on September 10 to 3am on September 11 and 9am on September 11 to 3am on September 12.



C. Stanley



     Depending on crowd and traffic conditions, Stanley Beach Road and Wong Ma Kok Path may be closed from September 10 to 12 if the car parks are full, except for residents’ vehicles and public transports.



Causeway Bay

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     Six parking spaces in Hing Fat Street Public Car Park will be suspended from 4pm to 11pm on September 9 and 4pm on September 10 to 00.30am on September 11.



Tuen Mun

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     The following roads will be intermittently closed from 5pm to 5am the following day daily from September 9 to 12:



– Golden Beach Path;

– The unnamed access road leading to the public car park at Cafeteria Old Beach;

– Tsing Yan Street between Castle Peak Road and the entrance of the public car park at Kadoorie Beach; and

– The unnamed access road leading to the public car park at Butterfly Beach.



Tsuen Wan

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     Tai Mo Shan Road east of its junction with Route Twisk will be closed from 5pm to 3am the following day daily from September 10 to 11, except for residents’ vehicles.



     The car park of Tai Mo Shan Country Park will be suspended from 5pm to 3am the following day daily from September 10 to 11.



Ma On Shan

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     Depending on crowd and traffic conditions, the following roads may be closed from 4.30pm to 3am the following day daily from September 10 to 11:



– Ma On Shan Tsuen Road south of its turnaround, except for residents’ vehicles;

– Yiu Sha Road north of its junction with Wu Kai Sha Road roundabout, except for residents’ vehicles; and

– Yiu Sha Road junction with the unnamed road towards To Tau Wan Village direction, except for residents’ vehicles.



     Actual implementation of the traffic arrangements will be made depending on traffic and crowd conditions in the areas. Motorists are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and take heed of instructions of the Police on site.

Hong Kong – Fatal traffic accident in Ngau Tau Kok

Fatal traffic accident in Ngau Tau Kok

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     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Ngau Tau Kok this morning (August 20) in which a 68-year-old woman died.



     At about 8.50am, a mud truck driven by a 44-year-old man was travelling along Prince Edward Road East towards Kai Tak. When reaching Concorde Road, it reportedly knocked down the 68-year-old woman who was crossing the road.



     Sustaining serious head injuries, the woman was rushed to United Christian Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 09.27am.



     The mud truck driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death. He was released on bail and is required to report back to Police in late September.



     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon East is underway.



     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers at 3661 0264 or 3661 0277.



     Police strongly condemn the irresponsible driving behaviour of the driver. It not only jeopardises the safety of other road users and threatens ones’ personal safety, but is also the actual cause of serious traffic accidents. Police do not tolerate such acts and will take resolute enforcement action.

Hong Kong – Fatal traffic accident in Wong Tai Sin

Fatal traffic accident in Wong Tai Sin

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     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Wong Tai Sin happened yesterday (July 18) in which a 48-year-old man died.

           

     At 5.47pm yesterday, a private car driven by the 48-year-old man was travelling along Tate’s Cairn Tunnel towards Sha Tin. During the period, the private car reportedly lost control and rammed into another private car ahead driven by a 28-year-old man.

           

     The 48-year-old man was trapped inside the vehicle and was rescued by firemen. Sustaining no apparent injuries, he was rushed to Prince of Wales Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 6.45pm.



     The 28-year-old driver of another private car sustained neck and waist injuries and was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital in conscious state.



     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon East is underway.



     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 0277.

Hong Kong – Fatal traffic accident in Aberdeen

Fatal traffic accident in Aberdeen

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     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Aberdeen last night (May 25) in which a 60-year-old man died.



     At about 7.35pm, a motorcycle driven by the 60-year-old man was travelling along Ap Lei Chau Bridge Road towards Ap Lei Chau. Upon reaching Lei Chi Road, it reportedly crashed into a kerb on the roadside, lost control and side-turned.



     Sustaining serious multiple injuries, the man was sent to Queen Mary Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 8.30pm.



     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Hong Kong Island is underway.



     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3660 6814.

Hong Kong – Fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei

Fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei

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     Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in Yau Ma Tei this evening (May 23) in which a 67-year-old woman died.



     At about 6.01pm, a taxi driven by a 61-year-old man was traveling along Ferry Street towards Hung Hom. Upon reaching Tak Cheong Street, it reportedly knocked down the 67-year-old woman.



     Sustaining serious multiple injuries, the woman was sent to Kwong Wah Hospital in unconscious state and was certified dead at 6.46pm. The taxi driver and a 33-year-old female passenger sustained injuries and were sent to Kwong Wah Hospital in conscious state.



     The taxi driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and is being detained for enquiries.



     Investigation by the Special Investigation Team of Traffic, Kowloon West is underway.



     Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to offer is urged to contact the investigating officers on 3661 9000 or 3661 9023.