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42-yr-old driver arrested after Tampines multi-vehicle crash kills two

Singapore police arrest a 42-year-old driver for causing death in the fatal multi-vehicle accident in Tampines. Discharged from hospital, he’s now under arrest for dangerous driving, following Monday’s tragedy claiming two lives.

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SINGAPORE:  Singapore police have arrested a 42-year-old car driver for causing death due to dangerous driving in connection with Monday (22 April)’s fatal multi-vehicle accident in Tampines, which claimed the lives of two individuals.

According to authorities responding to media inquiries, the man, who was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, has been placed under arrest.

Concurrently, his driving license has been immediately suspended, and police investigations into the incident are ongoing.

His driving licence has also been suspended with immediate effect and police investigations are ongoing.

The accident occurred at the junction of Tampines Avenue 1 and Avenue 4 on Monday morning at about 7.05am and involved four cars, a van, and a minibus.

Among the casualties were a 17-year-old student from Temasek Junior College and a 57-year-old woman, while six other individuals were hospitalized.

The Singaporean community mourns the loss of two lives: Temasek JC student Afifah Munirah Binte Muhammad Azril and 57-year-old Norzihan Bte Hj Juwahib, an employee of a pest control company.

Ms Norzihan had recently realized her dream of owning a home by purchasing a two-room flat in Sengkang just three months ago before the accident.

Footage captured from multiple dashboard cameras revealed the events leading up to and following the accident.

A black Saab was observed attempting to overtake a white Mercedes on Bedok Reservoir Road.

The Mercedes was struck when the Saab attempted the manoeuvre.

Subsequently, the Saab was observed disregarding a red light as it proceeded through the junction.

Meanwhile, the Mercedes successfully came to a halt at the red light.

Footage depicting the collision showed the Saab colliding with several vehicles either travelling straight along Tampines Avenue 1 or making a left turn onto Tampines Avenue 4.

Among these vehicles were one that overturned, another that appeared to have collided with a lamppost, one that struck a divider, and a mini-bus and van facing in the opposite direction.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force reported utilizing hydraulic rescue equipment to extricate the individual’s trapped leg from beneath the car wheel.

Several members of the public, including a nurse and two off-duty SCDF officers, assisted the injured following the accident, according to SCDF.

CPR was administered to two individuals at the accident site.

The police earlier stated that the accident involved four cars, one truck, and one minibus.

Observing comments on Singapore’s state media, many netizens express sadness upon hearing the news, offering condolences to the deceased’s family.

Tampines crash sparks calls for harsher penalties against dangerous driving

Additionally, some call for authorities to investigate the culprit behind the fatal accident and advocate for heavier punishment for reckless drivers.

Singapore witnessed a distressing increase in road fatalities in 2023, with 136 lives lost, marking a significant 25.9% rise from the 108 deaths recorded in 2022 and the highest since 2017.

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I bet you this mother Fucker is an opposition voter. No morals, shameless.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ah Seng

This bucking fastards need to be jailed for life for this heinous act. But we also must see how capable our system is to deal with cases like this. Once the perpetrator is connected to the red phone, the case will prolong and in the end, hocus pocus now you see it now you don’t.
Selective justice!

Still no ID of the driver…
Why?
Is he from an elite tier or foreigner?
So secretive …dun worry lah..our trublu sgs arent uncivilised..
No one will go rioting like that of the little india unrest.

How did the killer driver survive the crash? Was it because the car he drove had body armour?

I would have thought that he would have died or be seriously injured with broken body parts. But he managed to get discharged from hospital!

Amazing!

Now let’s see what the law has in store for him.

Does the ruling government not hand out the death penalty to drug traffickers based on the excuse that they somehow ruin lives? Let us remember, people willingly buy and take drugs (And tobacco / alcohol). The moment they put those substances in their mouths they are giving their consent to whatever follows suit. But there is no agreement or consent for one to be killed in a traffic accident. So this driver has just ruined the lives of two families. What punishment does will they get? According to the ruling government’s rationale, the death penalty should apply here too. Well,… Read more »

And why no name and background of driver. Why is he driving so fast?!? Is he on drugs/alcohol or something …

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