A Traffic Policeman was fatally injured in an accident along 260 Serangoon Road today (1 June). According to a reader who sent us pictures and videos of the accident, the policeman was injured after a collision with a black van.
One of the pictures sent by our reader showed the officer lying face-down on a field in a big pool of blood. A video of the accident scene showed paramedics trying to resuscitate the injured man. A Traffic Police bike can also be seen on the grass nearby, with debris strewn around.
The Police has confirmed that the officer involved in the fatal accident is Staff Sergeant Nadzrie Matin (29) and that the accident happened at about 10.40am while he was performing traffic patrol duties.
He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries, police said.
Staff Sergeant Nadzrie 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.”