In a heartbreaking incident on January 30, a 12-year-old girl lost her life after being struck by a van in Taman Jurong, a community mere minutes away from two schools. The van driver, a 23-year-old man, has been apprehended by the police on charges of careless driving causing death, according to The Straits Times.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) swiftly responded to the distress call, indicating the severity of the situation. The fatal accident unfolded on Yuan Ching Road at approximately 3:50 pm. Despite the paramedic’s immediate intervention, the young schoolgirl was pronounced dead at the scene.
In addition to the fatality, another individual was rushed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. The details regarding the injured person remain unclear – whether they were another pedestrian or a passenger involved in the accident.
The incident occurred in close proximity to Jurong Secondary School and Yuvabharathi International School. The geographical nearness of the accident site to these educational institutions adds a layer of sorrow to the tragedy, impacting not just the families involved but also the school communities.
Legal Action Against Van Driver
The driver of the van, a 23-year-old man, now faces legal consequences for the careless driving that led to this tragic outcome. Careless driving causing death is a grave charge, reflecting the serious nature of the incident. The authorities are undoubtedly committed to ensuring accountability in such cases.
While the investigation is ongoing, it has been disclosed that the victim was a student in an international school. As the details unfold, the community is left grappling with the profound loss of a promising young life.
The impact of such a tragedy extends beyond the immediate families involved. The entire Taman Jurong community, the schools in the vicinity, and the broader Singaporean society share in the grief caused by the untimely demise of the 12-year-old girl.
This incident underscores the critical importance of road safety, especially in areas frequented by school-going children. It prompts a reflection on existing safety measures and the need for heightened vigilance to prevent similar accidents in the future.
FULL VIDEO LOADING…
Video source: SGRoad Blocks / Traffic News on Telegram