25-year-old man dies after crashing car into road divider on East Coast Road

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old man died on Monday (Oct 3) morning after crashing his car into a centre divider on East Coast Road.

He is believed to have skidded while travelling towards Mountbatten Road. No one else was injured in the incident that happened at about 5.30am opposite Siglap Centre. It was raining heavily at the time.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that the man was trapped in the car and had to be extricated. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fatality at East Coast Road after 25-year-old man crashes car into road divider

  • A 25-year-old man died on Monday (Oct 3, 2016) morning after crashing his car into a centre divider on East Coast Road.
  • He is believed to have skidded while travelling towards Mountbatten Road.
  • No one else was injured in the incident that happened at about 5.30am opposite Siglap Centre.
  • It was raining heavily at the time.
  • The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that the man was trapped in the car and had to be extricated. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • A resident living in a landed home nearby, who wanted to be known only as Alan, told The Straits Times that he was awakened by the noise from the crash.
  • "I thought a building collapsed. I heard a few bangs and called the police," said the 47-year-old, who works in the shipping industry.
  • When he looked out of his window, he saw passers-by trying to help the man, but they could not unlock the car door, he said.
  • Others who arrived just after the crash said that there was a traffic jam for about two hours in the area.

A resident living in a landed home nearby, who wanted to be known only as Alan, told The Straits Times that he was awakened by the noise from the crash.

"I thought a building collapsed. I heard a few bangs and called the police," said the 47-year-old, who works in the shipping industry.

When he looked out of his window, he saw passers-by trying to help the man, but they could not unlock the car door, he said.

Others who arrived just after the crash said that there was a traffic jam for about two hours in the area.


This article was first published on Oct 3, 2016.
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