Man dies in car crash just 10m from car burning in condo

As curious passers-by gathered around an accident site along Bukit Batok East Avenue 2, a car parked at a nearby condominium burst into flames.

The accident, involving a pedestrian and a white car, happened at about 8pm on Friday. Eyewitness Madam Tan, 47, a housewife, told Shin Min Daily News that the victim was hit as he was crossing the road.

The man crashed into the car's windscreen, shattering it. The impact flung him 3m away.

According to the Chinese evening daily, the female driver was so traumatised that she refused to get out of the car after the accident. A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said the 60-year-old victim suffered a broken pelvis, a fracture on his lower right leg and facial and chest injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Police said the 32-year-old driver is assisting with investigations.

The crowd that had formed was startled as a parked Honda Stream burst into flames at Regent Heights Condominium, just metres away from the accident site.

Security guards tried to battle the flames with five dry powder fire extinguishers, but the fire was too hot. SCDF officers eventually put it out using a water jet and a mist gun.

The SCDF spokesman said the incident, which happened around 9.15pm, damaged the car's engine and front compartment. No one was injured and there was no damage to other vehicles.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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