Singapore: 70-year-old pedestrian dies after being knocked down by SMRT bus in Ang Mo Kio

The police have arrested the 65-year-old male bus driver on suspicion of causing death by a negligent act.

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A 70-year-old woman died on Saturday after being knocked down by an SMRT bus in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. The police said that the pedestrian was pronounced dead by the paramedics on the scene.

According to the police, they were informed at around 6.30 am about the accident involving a bus and a pedestrian at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3.

The 65-year-old male bus driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by a negligent act. The police said that the investigations are going on.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the woman was found trapped underneath the bus when SCDF arrived. The officers extricated her with the help of two airbags and hydraulic equipment. "The case was handed over to the traffic police," SCDF told The Straits Times.

On Facebook, Shin Min Daily News posted a video that showed a blue tent sent up on the grass opposite AMK Hub, and an SMRT bus parked on the road beside it.

Patrick Nathan, SMRT vice-president for corporate communications said that SMRT is saddened by the accident. "Our care team is doing its best to reach out to the family to provide necessary support during this difficult time," he told The Straits Times. "We are extending our full cooperation to the police for investigations into the accident."