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Elderly woman dies after bus accident along Tiong Bahru Road

Elderly woman dies after bus accident along Tiong Bahru Road

A bus stop along Tiong Bahru Road. (Screengrab: Google Street View)

SINGAPORE: A 49-year old bus driver was arrested on Monday (Aug 29) after a fatal accident involving an 80-year-old pedestrian along Tiong Bahru Road, at a bus stop near Redhill MRT Station.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and police told CNA they were alerted to the accident at about 10am.

SCDF said it conveyed a person to Singapore General Hospital.

The 80-year-old female pedestrian was unconscious when conveyed to the hospital, where she subsequently died, said police.

“The 49-year-old male bus driver was arrested for careless driving causing death,” said police, adding that investigations are ongoing.

Source: CNA/rc(rj)
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