Motorcyclist mowed down in fourth deadly accident on West Coast Highway within a month

The 42-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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A video of a motorbike rider getting mowed down by a trailer on Thursday evening has shaken the internet users in Singapore after it went viral. The video was uploaded on Facebook by a user named Fai Kor and it shows a motorcyclist riding in between a trailer and tanker during standstill traffic at around 6.15pm along Jalan Buroh road, at the junction of West Coast Highway.

When the traffic starts moving and the vehicles pick up speed, the victim is seen lying on the road before the trailer runs over him and his bike, reported the Channel News Asia. The paramedics were rushed to the spot but the 42-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. It was also reported that police have ordered an investigation into the matter.

The West Coast Highway is infamous for accidents and the latest accident is the fourth fatality on the highway in less than a month's time. On 23 November, a 37-year-old motorcyclist died after an accident on the same highway. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the police said the accident took place on the highway towards Keppel Road at around 6.50 am. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) also said the accident had caused congestion till Penjuru Road.

On Oct 27, an e-bike accident involving a trailer killed two men and injured another at the junction of Pandan Crescent along the West Coast Highway.