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SBS BUS CAPTAIN KILLED IN HORRIFIC HOUGANG CRASH, WAS RESPECTED UNION LEADER

An SBS Transit bus captain was killed after his bus crashed into a tree near Hougang Depot on 9 October at about 2.47am.

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Member of Parliament and executive secretary of the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU) Melvin Yong, shared in a Facebook post that the bus captain was a respected union leader, as well as a loving father and husband, who left behind his wife and three children after his passing.

Melvin Yong’s Facebook statement

[fatal accident]

I’m deeply saddened by the passing of our Union Representative (工会代表) yesterday morning. He was known to many of us as 阿龙 and had been a bus captain with SBS Transit for more than 20 years.

According to reports, he was driving the employee bus at the time of the accident, when the bus mounted a road kerb along Defu Ave 1, and subsequently hit a tree. The accident is currently under investigation by the Traffic Police.

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I visited the family this afternoon together with our National Transport Workers’ Union leaders. 阿龙 leaves behind his wife and three school-going children. I assured the family that the Union is working closely with the company and we will do all we can to support them during this difficult time.

We join the family to grieve for the loss of our Union Brother, who was not just a loving father and husband, but also a respected union leader.

Featured image sources: adapted from MS News (left) and Singapore Bus Drivers Community Facebook (right)

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