Man falls through passing BMW's sunroof after jumping from Balestier condo

Friday, Mar 06, 2020

A 27-year-old man died after jumping from a condominium in Balestier on Thursday (March 5) morning.

He leapt from a unit on the eighth floor of The Interweave along Kim Keat Road and landed on a BMW X5 that was driving into the car park, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

The young man crashed through the vehicle's sunroof and landed right next to the stunned driver.

Paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

An ambulance and up to seven police cars were spotted at the scene, which was cordoned off for nearly two and a half hours for investigations.

The champagne BMW was towed away in the early afternoon.

It was a close shave with death for the driver who was said to be visiting the condominium at the time.

Despite the shock, the man in his 40s appeared to be unhurt, noted the reporter from the Chinese evening daily.

An eyewitness, who wanted to remain unnamed, told the paper: "The driver was stunned but he quickly came to his senses and exited the car to check what had happened.

The body left copious amounts of blood in the front seat of the vehicle and made an appalling sight, he said.

Hours before his death, the deceased had a heated argument with three women outside the condominium, said a woman working in a nearby coffee shop.

She was preparing to open the shop at around 5am when she saw him, a regular customer, quarrelling with the women in a foreign language.

"The group continued to argue as they made their way back to the condo."

She later heard a loud crash and realised someone had fallen from the building.

After the incident, the three women were seen wailing at the scene and attempted to reach the body before they were stopped by the police.

Police have classified the incident as unnatural death and said that investigations are ongoing.


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