19-year-old NUS undergraduate dies after accident at Clementi Road junction

19-year-old NUS undergraduate dies after accident at Clementi Road junction

Clementi Road junction accident
Screengrab of a video of an accident that took place at the junction of Clementi Road and Commonwealth Avenue West on Apr 19. (Source: Roads.sg / Facebook)

SINGAPORE: A 19-year-old student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has died after the Premier taxi she was in collided with a car on Thursday night (Apr 19).

The accident happened at the junction of Clementi Road and Commonwealth Avenue West. Authorities said they were alerted to the incident at about 7.30pm. 

Four taxi passengers - all NUS students - and two drivers were taken to National University Hospital, where the woman died of her injuries. 

One student is seriously injured, while the other two are in stable condition, said an NUS spokesperson.

A video of the crash that has been circulating on social media shows the impact of the accident throwing a woman partially out of the taxi's window. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said a man who was trapped in one of the vehicles had to be extricated using hydraulic rescue tools. It is understood that he was one of the students in the taxi. 

NUS said in a statement on Facebook that it was "deeply saddened by the accident".  

"University staff and counsellors are in touch with the family and friends of the four students involved to provide support and assistance," it added. "Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time."

Responding to Channel NewsAsia's queries, Premier Taxis said it was "aware of the unfortunate incident". 

"We are extending our support to the relevant parties. However, the case is still under investigation thus we are unable to comment at this point in time," said a spokesperson. 

Investigations are ongoing, said police. 

Source: CNA/hs

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