Woman dies after being hit and dragged by taxi in Ang Mo Kio


A WOMAN was killed after she was hit by a taxi and allegedly dragged along the road for about 20m.

The police were alerted to the incident in Ang Mo Kio Street 21 at around 10.25pm on Monday.

The 61-year-old woman, who the police said was a pedestrian, was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic from the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

The 53-year-old driver of a Trans-Cab taxi was arrested for careless driving causing death. Investigations are ongoing.

Chinese evening daily Shin Min Daily News reported that the woman was dragged for about 20m.

A pool of blood believed to have been close to the point of impact was about 20m away from the blue police tent covering the body on Monday night.

The taxi is believed to have collided with the woman, travelling a distance before making a U-turn when the driver realised that he had hit someone.

Jasmine Tan, general manager of Trans-Cab, said the driver reported the incident to the company on Tuesday.

“We are deeply sorry that this has happened, and our insurance loss adjusters are trying to get in touch with the next of kin to offer our condolences and assistance,” she said.

“Meanwhile, we will be assisting the police in their investigations.”

According to Traffic Police statistics released in February, more people were killed or injured in road accidents last year.

This was partially due to Singapore moving towards living with Covid-19 and more activities resuming.

A total of 107 people died on the roads in 2021, compared with 83 in 2020. — The Straits Times/ANN

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