Hit-and-run driver who puts 14-year-old boy in a coma faces 20 charges

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A 28-year-old driver who hit a 14-year-old boy with his car in Yuen Long Monday last week (Nov 7) appeared in the Tuen Mun Court on Saturday as he faces 20 charges including dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.

The 14-year-old boy, Pang Lei-wai, is still in a critical condition after undergoing surgery twice, and is now staying in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Jobless Kwok Ching-kan appeared before magistrate Edward Wong Ching-yu this morning and didn’t apply for bail. He has been remanded in custody until the next hearing scheduled on January 13 next year.

Police investigations revealed Kwok was also involved in two other traffic incidents in 2021 and one in 2018.

For the case where he abandoned the vehicle and set it on fire after hitting Pang, Kwok was charged with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm, driving without a driving license, using a vehicle without third party insurance, failing to stop after an injury accident, and attempt to pervert the course of public justice by setting the car on fire.

For the two traffic incidents on July 10 and November 7 last year, Kwok was charged with dangerous driving, trafficking in a dangerous drug, and possessing an offensive weapon.

Kwok was also charged with possessing a dangerous drug, driving while disqualified, and failing to produce ID documents for the 2018 case.