78-year-old cyclist dies in second tipper truck accident in one week

The accident this morning follows another crash involving tipper trucks on Monday (pictured above) where 6 people were sent to the hospital.

A 78-year-old cyclist passed away this morning after he was caught in an accident involving a tipper truck after the junction of Still Road towards Siglap, around 9am.

A spokesman for the police revealed that officers were alerted to the accident at 9.27am. The male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene while the 64-year-old tipper truck driver was arrested for causing death by negligent act.

This is the second accident involving a tipper truck this week.

On Monday (31 Oct) afternoon, two tipper trucks collided with a lorry along Tanah Merah Coast Road towards Nicoll Drive. A police spokesman said, “Six persons were conscious when conveyed to Changi General Hospital (CGH).”

Photos of the accident on Monday have been circulating online, showing the back of the lorry to be badly damaged. A cleaner was spotted laying on the road beside the vehicle along with a pool of what appeared to be blood on the road.

Police investigations are ongoing for both cases.