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Cabby arrested after 61-year-old man dies in accident along Upper Thomson Road

Cabby arrested after 61-year-old man dies in accident along Upper Thomson Road

A screengrab of a video posted on Facebook by Lawrence Loh shows a blue tent after a fatal accident along Upper Thomson Road.

SINGAPORE: A taxi driver was arrested after a 61-year-old man died in an accident along Upper Thomson Road towards Thomson Road on Thursday (Dec 13) morning.

The police said they were alerted to an accident involving a taxi and a pedestrian at 6.30am. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The taxi driver was said to be driving straight and did not notice the man crossing the road.

He was arrested for causing death by a negligent act.

Facebook user Lawrence Loh uploaded a video showing a blue tent on the right-most lane of the road. A ComfortDelGro taxi with a damaged bonnet and an ambulance were seen parked nearby.

ComfortDelGro said it is assisting the police in their investigations. 

"We are deeply sorry that this has happened. Our priority is to reach out to the deceased's next of kin and to assist them the best we can," said Ms Tammy Tan, group corporate communications officer of ComfortDelGro.

"The hiring agreement of the driver in question has been terminated with immediate effect."

Source: CNA/ga(cy)

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