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Man killed in traffic accident along Dunearn Road, 3 others taken to hospital

Man killed in traffic accident along Dunearn Road, 3 others taken to hospital
The SCDF was alerted to the accident at the junction of Dunearn Road and Shelford Road at 2.05pm on April 22.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE — A 64-year-old man was killed in an accident involving a car and a pedestrian near Tan Kah Kee MRT station in Dunearn Road on Sunday (April 23).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Sunday it was alerted to the accident along Dunearn Road near the junction of Watten Estate Road at 2pm.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by an SCDF paramedic.

The 44-year-old driver of the car was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was subsequently arrested for dangerous driving causing death, the police said on Monday.

Two children who were riding in the car, a four-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl, were taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

When ST arrived at the scene at 3.30pm on Sunday, a huge traffic jam was observed leading to the accident site, and a section of lane one had been blocked off with traffic cones.

A police tent could be seen on the grass patch next to lane one, with a silver BMW 3 Series car several metres in front of it. The car's rear windscreen was broken and debris lined the side of the road.

A driver who declined to be named told ST that he drove past the site of the accident at 2.15pm. He saw a body lying near the driver's side of the car in lane one, and a severed arm in lane three.

"The front windscreen on the driver's side of the car was broken," he said. "I was shocked. I feel sad for the victim."

Security officer Syed Musa, 38, who was in his friend's car, said they were stuck in the jam for about 30 minutes and went past the accident site at around 3.30pm.

"My wife saw a man, (whom we) believed to be the driver of the car, standing near a tree and being attended to by the paramedics. He seemed to be in a state of shock," he said.

The Land Transport Authority said in a Twitter post that the traffic congestion stretched up to Eng Neo Avenue.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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