Police seek blue taxi over Shui Hau hit-and-run

Police suspect a Lantau taxi was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Shui Hau early today that killed a cow.

They are interviewing a cab driver in relation to the incident. They believe the taxi has been taken to a Cheung Sha Wan garage for repair.

They also seek three passengers believed to have taken a cab from Tai O to Tung Chung between 2:00 to 4:00 am today.

A female cow died on the road between Shui Hau and Tong Fuk in the early hours this morning.

Police arriving at the scene at 4:15am found the animal (no 228) had died and the driver had fled. They found fragments of a vehicle indicator light on the road and are calling for public assistance.

It is the second time in less than two weeks that a vehicle has struck a cow at that location, approximately a kilometre west of Tong Fuk.

The Lantau Buffalo Association and members are offering HK$5000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver responsible for the death.

They are calling for passengers in the cab, or other witnesses, to come forward.

Anyone with information about the incident can call New Territories South Traffic Investigations Team on 36611300, Lantau traffic police on 36612780 or LBA Hotline on 81036312.

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