Last updated: 04:08 PM ET, Sun August 07 2016

Hong Kong Man Struck by Car on Vacation in Australia

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | August 07, 2016

Hong Kong Man Struck by Car on Vacation in Australia

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A tourist visiting Australia from Hong Kong was hit by a car on Saturday afternoon and is in critical condition at Royal Hobart Hospital, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. 

The 31-year-old victim had been taking photos of the River Derwent at about 4 p.m., ABC said. As he ran across the street to get back in his vehicle, a white Toyota Land Cruiser wagon hit him.

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The driver of the Land Cruiser, a 29-year-old Old Beach man, seemed to be moving at or below the speed limit when he hit the tourist, Sgt. Matthew Sutton of Bridgewater Police told The Mercury

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“The driver observed the pedestrian and attempted to take evasive action but, unfortunately, the tourist was struck by the front passenger side of the vehicle,’’ Sutton told The Mercury. “The vehicle came to an immediate stop. The driver and his 18-month-old son, who was also in the vehicle, were not injured.”

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