A 15-year-old Hong Kong secondary student rushing to get to school on time died after a minibus hit and dragged her for 10 meters on Tuesday morning in Tsz Wan Shan, Kowloon, local media reported.
At 7:55am, Form Four student Mia Chiu Man-yin was at a junction of Sheung Fung Street near Lung Fung Street, which was 100 meters away from St Bonaventure College and High School, Oriental Daily reported. School starts at 8am and late students are usually given a penalty.
The student had been dragged along the street under the wheels of the 37M minibus for another 10 meters, Oriental Daily said.
A doctor from Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital treated Chiu, who sustained multiple major injuries to her head and limbs, at the scene. However, she was later pronounced dead at Caritas Medical Center at 10:17am.
Chiu, whose parents are mostly based in mainland China for business, lived with her Filipino domestic helper in Oi Wing House of Tsz Oi Court in Tsz Wan Shan, Ta Kung Pao reported.
The Filipino, who has taken care of Chiu for three years, said she was an independent and disciplined girl who studied every night and went to bed by midnight.
A preliminary police investigation showed the 61-year-old driver surnamed Wong had followed the traffic lights at the time of the accident and passed a breathalyzer test.
Wong was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death, and police will review closed-circuit television footage and witness reports.