2 Students Killed in E-Bike Accidents on First School Day in Shenzhen

By Rakini Bergundy, September 3, 2019

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The first day of school in China is generally a happy occasion, with classmates reuniting after a summer apart. But for two students in Shenzhen, this unfortunately was not the case.

On Monday, two separate traffic accidents, both involving collisions between trucks and electric bicycles, led to the deaths of two schoolchildren, according to Shenzhen Evening News

An 8-year-old student surnamed Huang and another 5-year-old kindergartener surnamed Lan were both riding on the rear seat of their parents’ electric bikes en route to school when tragedy struck.

According to Shenzhen News, Huang’s mother was trying to avoid a road construction barrier in Shenzhen’s Bao’an district when the two of them were hit by a truck at around 7.30am. On the same morning, two hours later around 9am, another truck in Longgang district plowed into Lan and his mother on their electric bike. 

Shenzhen News reported that both children were killed at the scene of their respective accidents while the extent of their parents’ injuries are still unclear. Investigations into both traffic accidents are underway. 

Electric bikes, aside from those operated by permitted members of certain industries such as postal or courier services as well as food delivery, are currently banned on nearly all roads in Shenzhen. But in actuality, the e-bike ban is not thoroughly enforced, especially in newer and/or underdeveloped districts in the city. 

READ MORE: E-Bike Riders Beware! China to Launch Strict New Rules

[Cover image via Shenzhen News

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