A Hong Kong firefighter has been arrested following a collision between an aerial device and a bicyclist. The unidentified firefighter was driving the truck last Sunday, December 6, when it veered off the road and into a guard rail.
Killed in the crash was 60-year-old Benjamin Restrepo, who was reportedly traveling the world by bicycle. The South China Morning Post identified Restrepo as having American and Colombian passports. He was trapped under the aerial device for 30 minutes as firefighters worked to extricate him.
The driver of the ladder claimed his vision was impaired due to the sun. He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. More on the story.