UK trader arrested in Hong Kong for running over security guard in his Ferrari 458 Spider supercar

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A British trader working for Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong has been arrested over the death of a security guard.
Rob Ebert, who became head of Asian equities trading for Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong two months ago, reportedly hit the 53-year-old while driving his £380,000 Ferrari 458 Spider in the Yau Ma Tei district of the city.
The supercar is thought to have collided with another vehicle upon entering a car park, then hit the barriers and the security guard. According to the South China Morning Post, it has been impounded in a government vehicle plant in Ho Man Tin.
Ebert, 48, has been held under suspicion of dangerous driving and causing death, but has not been charged.
“We are investigating whether the car was driving beyond the speed limit of 30km/h at the time of the accident,” a police officer told the paper.
“It went straight into the Waterfront car park’s entrance, where it slammed into plastic barriers filled with water and allegedly hit the security guard,” he added.
The victim, who has not yet been named, was declared dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at around 2pm on Tuesday.
Ebert was released on bail early on Wednesday and has to report back around a month from now, according to the police.

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