20-year-old woman pillion rider dies in PIE chain collision

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old woman who was riding pillion on a motorcycle died from her injuries after a chain collision on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday night (Dec 12).

The police said that two cars, a bus, a motorcycle and a lorry were involved in the accident on the PIE, in the direction of Tuas before the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), at about 10pm.

The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old Singaporean man, was conscious when taken to the National University Hospital (NUH).

The woman was taken unconscious to NUH, where she died from her injuries.

The Straits Times understands that the woman was pinned under the Malaysia-registered bus.

The two cars and the lorry were travelling in front of the motorcycle, while the bus was behind it.

It is believed that the driver of the first car had applied her emergency brake, resulting in the chain collision.

The motorcycle hit the rear of the lorry, and the motorcyclist and his pillion rider then fell off the bike and into the path of the bus.

No one else was injured.

Videos posted on Facebook early on Thursday show several emergency vehicles at the scene, as officers work to rescue the woman from under the Causeway Link bus.

Causeway Link is a bus operator that runs services between Johor Baru and Singapore via the Causeway and Second Link.

No arrests have been made so far. The police are investigating the accident.

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