Police officer hit by car dies in hospital, driver arrested

Police officer hit by car dies in hospital, driver arrested

Madam Salinah Mohamed
Madam Salinah Mohamed died of her injuries on Feb 14 after being hit by a car on Feb 10. The police officer leaves behind her husband and three young children. (Photo: Facebook/Mr K Shanmugam)

SINGAPORE: A police officer died in hospital after she was hit by a car while crossing a road, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Friday (Feb 15).

Madam Salinah Mohamed, 41, died on Thursday morning after she was hit while crossing at the junction of Maxwell Road and Shenton Way. The crash happened at around 9.20pm last Sunday, after the serving officer got off work, police said.

She was found unconscious at the scene and taken to Singapore General Hospital, where she died on Thursday.

A 51-year-old male driver has been arrested for dangerous driving, police confirmed.

Her husband, Mr Indra Shaiful, wrote on Facebook: “With a heavy heart, I wish to inform that my wife Salinah has left my side to be with our Creator forever at 11.50am.”

Mdm Salinah, who served as a neighbourhood police centre officer with the Marina Bay branch, had spent 21 years on the police force.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Staff Sergeant Salinah," Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck said.

"She was a dedicated officer who was loved by her colleagues. Her passing is a loss to the Force. We share the sorrow of her family during this very difficult time, and will do everything possible to assist them."

Mr Shanmugam said he met her family at the wake on Friday.  

“She leaves behind her husband and three young children. A family torn asunder,” the minister added.

“We have over the years stepped up education, enforcement, increased the number of cameras, made our cameras very visible, so that drivers’ behaviour will change.

“But despite these measures, poor driving has been on the increase. Last year we decided that penalties for bad driving will be increased.

“We must try and reduce the risk of losing lives from traffic incidents," he added.

Source: CNA/mi(hs)

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