The collision between an SMRT bus and a black Mercedes led to the death of a 23-year old woman and injuries sustained by 2 other people, all of whom were in the Mercedes.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning (April 22), the accident happened at the junction of Jalan Anak Bukit and Jalan Jurong Kechil.
The accident was believed to have happened when the black Mercedes was making a right turn from Jalan Anak Bukit to enter the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) when the then off-duty SMRT bus travelling straight, heading towards Clementi Road, crashed into it.
The driver of the Mercedes, a 24-year-old woman, and her male passenger in the front, a 26-year-old man, were conscious when conveyed to the National University Hospital (NUH) after the police and ambulance arrived.
The 23-year-old, who was seated in the rear, was however, unconscious when conveyed to NUH where she subsequently succumbed to her injuries.
The bus driver emerged from the situation uninjured and has been reassigned to non-driving duties, while assisting with investigations regarding the accident.
SMRT vice-president for corporate communications Margaret Teo said on Sunday: “We are saddened that the accident has occurred, and will be reaching out to the deceased’s family to provide assistance during this difficult time,” and added that the company will be extending their fullest cooperation to the police in their investigations.
This has also been another fatal accident reported to have happened in recent days, where in one case a 19-year-old NUS undergrad died in a collision between a Silvercab and an oncoming speeding car.