A tragic incident occurred on Thursday morning near Chijmes, resulting in a fatal collision involving a motorcycle, a lorry, and a bus.
The collision claimed the life of a motorcyclist, who was identified as a 26-year-old man. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics, who arrived at the scene promptly, sadly pronounced him dead.
Mrs Grace Wu, the Vice-President of Customer Experience and Communications at SBS Transit, provided a statement in response to inquiries from The Straits Times.
Wu expressed her deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist and stated that the front of a Service 851 bus had minor contact with the motorcycle. She clarified that the bus was travelling straight on Victoria Street, having the green light in its favour.
SBS Transit acknowledged the tragic loss and expressed its sympathies to the family of the deceased motorcyclist. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported among the passengers on the bus during the collision.
The aftermath of the accident caused a significant traffic jam, stretching as far as the Hill Street area, as reported by Lianhe Zaobao.
Images circulating online and in various chat groups depict a stationary green bus positioned on Victoria Street, heading towards Bugis Junction. Additionally, orange and white cones were placed on the two rightmost lanes of Bras Basah Road, which runs adjacent to the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.
Authorities were alerted to the accident at the junction of Victoria Street and Bras Basah Road at approximately 7:30 am. The police have commenced investigations into the incident, and they have confirmed that a 31-year-old male lorry driver is assisting with their inquiries.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) mentioned that one individual involved in the collision sustained minor injuries. However, this person refused medical transportation to the hospital.
As the investigation into the tragic collision continues, authorities are yet to disclose further details regarding the exact circumstances leading to the incident.
Images source; Singapore Road Accidents