Traffic police officer dies after accident along Serangoon Road, driver arrested

A 29-year-old traffic police officer died on Thursday morning (Jun 1) following an accident along Serangoon Road.

Staff Sergeant Nadzrie Matin was performing traffic patrol duties when he was involved in an accident, police said in a media release.

He was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he subsequently died from his injuries.

According to a Stomp contributor, the accident apparently involved a van.

Staff Sergeant Nadzrie had joined the Singapore Police Force in 2009 and was posted to the Traffic Police after he completed his training.

Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck expressed his deepest condolences to the family: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Staff Sergeant Nadzrie. He was a dedicated and well-liked officer. We will do everything possible to assist his family during this difficult period."

The police said a 52-year-old driver had been arrested for a negligent act causing death, and appealed to members of the public to not circulate videos and images of Staff Sergeant Nadzrie out of respect for his family.

Investigations are currently ongoing.