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61 Y.O WOMAN KILLED AFTER BEING HIT BY TAXI, DRAGGED 20M ON THE ROAD

A 61-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a taxi on the evening of 20 June and allegedly dragged on the road for about 20 metres.

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The accident happened at Ang Mo Kio Street 21 at about 10.25pm, and the police were then alerted to the incident.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by the SCDF and according to the police, the deceased was a pedestrian.

The 53-year-old driver of a TransCab taxi was also arrested by the police for careless driving causing death.

At the time of writing, investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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According to Shin Min Daily News, the deceased was also allegedly dragged on the road for about 20 metres after being hit by the taxi.

A police blue tent was seen at the scene covering up her body, and a pool of blood that was purportedly close to the point of impact was seen about 20m away from the tent, according to The Straits Times.

The driver is believed to have run over the woman, drove a distance before making a u-turn when he realised that he hit someone.

The taxi driver was reported distressed at the scene and had to be calmed down by his family members.

The general manager of TransCab, Jasmine Tan, told ST that the driver reported the incident to them on 21 June.

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“We are deeply sorry that this has happened, and our insurance loss adjusters are trying to get in touch with the next of kin to offer our condolences and assistance. Meanwhile, we will be assisting the police in their investigations.”

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