68-Year-Old Grab Driver Passes Away In Ang Mo Kio Accident Involving Car, Lorry & Bus

Fatal Accident Near Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 On 16 Oct Afternoon

UPDATE (6.30pm): According to the Manpower Ministry (MOM), the deceased was a 68-year-old Grab driver, making it the 40th workplace fatality in 2022. The article has been updated with MOM’s full statement below.

On Sunday (16 Oct), a car and a lorry got into an accident at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2.

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Three people were subsequently conveyed to the hospital.

However, the 68-year-old car driver, who was unconscious when sent to the hospital, later passed away.

Lorry & car collide in Ang Mo Kio accident

The accident took place along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 after the Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 junction, outside Techplace 2.

In photos and videos of the incident circulated on Facebook, a lorry belonging to Yishun Towing Pte Ltd collided directly with the front of the car.

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Source: Facebook

The high-impact crash left the car mangled. Police were subsequently spotted at the scene, making markings on the road and directing traffic.

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Source: ROADS.sg on Facebook

68-year-old Grab driver passes away

Responding to MS News’ queries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the road traffic accident on 16 Oct at about 1.05pm.

SCDF then conveyed one person to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, one to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and one to Sengkang General Hospital.

The 33-year-old female car passenger and the 55-year-old lorry driver were conveyed to the hospital while conscious.

A 65-year-old bus captain and the lorry driver are now assisting the police in investigations.

Later that evening, an MOM spokesperson said the deceased was a Grab driver. He was ferrying a passenger along Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 towards Buangkok Green.

When he reached the junction of Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, he made a discretionary right turn before getting rammed into by a lorry from the opposite direction.

He was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries later.

This is the 40th workplace fatality of the year.

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