A 29-year-old Traffic Sergeant died after an accident along Serangoon Road on Thursday in Singapore. According to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Nadzrie Matin was performing traffic patrol duties when the accident took place.
In a press release, the authoiries said said that the accident occurred at about 10.40 am. The police officer was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police have arrested the 52-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the accident for a negligent act causing death and investigations are ongoing.
Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck has expressed his condolences to the family and said that he was "deeply saddened" by the sudden loss of Nadzrie. "He was a dedicated and well-liked officer. We will do everything possible to assist his family during this difficult period."
Several photos and videos of the accident were circulated online. It showed the officer lying face down, apparently unconscious with a pool of blood near his head. People in medical uniform, as well as members of the public, were seen trying to assist at the scene. The police have requested members of the public not to circulate videos or images of the deceased out of respect for his family.
In 2009, Nadzrie joined SPF and after he completed his training he was posted to the Traffic Police.