Video shows moment lorry fatally hits 3 pedestrians near Yio Chu Kang MRT station

PHOTO: Stomp

Stomper Lee was driving along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 when she saw a lorry suddenly mount a pavement and crash into three pedestrians near Yio Chu Kang MRT Stationtoday (Apr 23) at around 9.36am.

Stomp reported earlier that the three pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics.

The driver of the lorry, a 25-year-old man, was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and subsequently arrested for causing death by negligent act.

Miss Lee shared the moment the lorry hit the victims in a video that she had captured on her car's dashboard camera.

Watch it here (Stomp has censored parts of the video due to its graphic nature)

The incident had left Miss Lee shaken.

"I was aware of this driver who had come from behind me and was driving next to me in the second lane," she said.

"Suddenly he cut in front of me to get into the first lane and initially, I thought he was going to drop somebody off at the bus stop.

"But to my shock, he didn't stop and mounted the pavement.

"He then continued to drive along the pavement and hit some people at the traffic light.

"I saw something fly but I wasn't sure, I needed to concentrate on the road."

Lorry driver arrested after 3 pedestrians killed in accident near Yio Chu Kang MRT station

  • He is believed to be Singaporean.Three pedestrians died after a lorry is believed to have crashed into them near Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Monday morning (April 23).
  • The 25-year-old male lorry driver, who suffered injuries in the accident, has been arrested for causing death by a negligent act.
  • The police said they were alerted to a traffic accident involving a lorry, an SBS Transit bus and three pedestrians in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 at about 9.30am.
  • All three pedestrians were pronounced dead by SCDF paramedics at the scene.
  • The police said that they were alerted to a traffic accident along Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 towards Marymount Road involving a lorry, an SBS Transit bus and three pedestrians at 9.36am.
  • A traffic light pole is on the road along with a mangled railing.
  • SBS Transit senior vice-president of corporate communications Tammy Tan told The Straits Times the SBS bus was waiting at the traffic light when the lorry hit the three pedestrians before crashing into the bus.
  • None of the bus passengers were hurt, Ms Tan added. "Our hearts go out to the family of the pedestrians."
  • The front of the lorry appears to be damaged and the front windscreen of a double-decker SBS Transit bus behind it is shattered.

From the video, it appears that the object the Stomp contributor had seen flying was a wheelchair.

Miss Lee told Stomp that her legs were shaking as she continued to drive.

"I was in shock," she said to Stomp in tears.

"I didn't even dare to overtake any cars. I just drove slowly until I reached my office in Ubi."

She told Stomp that she decided to share the video because she believes that the families of the victims need to know what happened and hopes that it can aid in investigations.

"I can't imagine how the family members are feeling," she said.

"I would like to express my condolences to them."

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