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

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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).”

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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.

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