Grab driver dies after accident at Ang Mo Kio junction; 40th workplace fatality in 2022
The accident in Ang Mo Kio occurred as the driver was making a discretionary right turn.
SINGAPORE: A 68-year-old Grab driver died on Sunday (Oct 16) after an accident in Ang Mo Kio involving a car, a lorry and a bus.
It is the 40th workplace fatality this year, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday.
According to the ministry, the Grab driver was ferrying a passenger along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 towards Buangkok Green. He was making a discretionary right turn at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 when a lorry travelling in the opposite direction collided with his car at about 1pm.
The Grab driver was taken unconscious to hospital where he later died from his injuries.
His passenger, a 33-year-old woman, and the lorry driver were conscious when they were taken to hospital, said the police.
"The 55-year-old male lorry driver and a 65-year-old male bus driver are assisting with police investigations," they added.
In response to CNA's queries, Grab said it is providing support to the driver's family.
"We are very saddened by this incident and wish to express our deepest condolences to our late driver-partner's family," the company said.
"We are also checking on the passenger to provide our assistance. We sincerely urge all road users to look out for each other's well-being and work together to keep our roads safe."
There has been an increase in the number of workplace fatalities. The 40 fatalities reported so far this year exceed the figure of 37 reported for the whole of last year.
It prompted the Manpower Ministry to impose a mandatory safety time-out last month for companies in higher-risk sectors.