Cycling woman killed by cement mixer: She just celebrated her birthday

Cycling woman killed by cement mixer: She just celebrated her birthday
A relative of Madam Lin Shui Yu grieving at the spot where she was killed by a cement mixer.
PHOTO: The New Paper

Three women were cycling across a pedestrian crossing in Yishun when tragedy struck.

A cement mixer turned into their path and collided with the woman in the middle.

It then ran over the same woman, Madam Lin Shui Yu, 59, killing her on the spot.

Madam Lin was on her way home with her two friends when the accident happened at the T-junction of Yishun Avenue 9 and Yishun Central, her family members told the media.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted to the accident at 11.25am, and pronounced her dead at the scene.


DISTRAUGHT

Madam Lin's family members who were at the scene were distraught. They said she was taking care of her grandchildren and had celebrated her birthday last weekend with her grandson.

A female relative knelt at the spot where Madam Lin was hit and wailed: "Why did you have to go?"

She had to be supported and moved away by other family members when the pedestrian light turned red and vehicles started turning into the junction.

Madam Lin's daughter, who declined to be named, said she wanted justice to be served.

"I just want to know why the driver did not stop. He should have been able to see my mother," she said.

The driver of the cement mixer, a 50-year-old male, was arrested by the police.

A reader who wanted to be known only as Ms Ho, 34, called The New Paper hotline when she saw the blue tent along the road.

Police are investigating.


This article was first published on May 17, 2016.
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