Hit-and-run driver in Simei 8-car pile-up arrested

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SINGAPORE - A 30-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the eight-car pile-up in Simei Avenue on Tuesday morning.

Police said in a statement on Wednesday that the driver of a silver saloon car "failed to exercise proper control of his vehicle, causing an accident involving seven other vehicles" and "fled the scene on foot".

The police arrested the man near National University Hospital after establishing his identity. Investigations against the man are "ongoing" and his driving licence will be suspended.

In another case: Driver of MPV with fake number plate arrested

On Tuesday, the police also arrested a 29-year-old man in another hit-and-run accident that happened on July 31 in Jurong Town Hall Road.

The man was driving a white multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with a fake number plate when he hit the rear of a car, which then hit the rear of a van, causing a three-vehicle accident. The driver also fled the scene on foot.

He was arrested in a joint operation with the Central Narcotics Bureau in Hougang Street 21.