Woman found dead after being run over by taxi, driver arrested

A 52-year-old woman was found dead in Kowloon Bay on Sunday after a taxi driver reported his car ran over the female.

Police said the driver, 72, reported at about 1 am that he ran his car over a female lying in the street while travelling along Kai Fuk Road.

Officers found the female unconscious with multiple injuries, suspecting she may have fallen from the nearby footbridge or been run over by other cars. 

She was rushed to United Christian Hospital and certified dead at 1.13 am.

The taxi driver was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and detained for further inquiries. 

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